Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Worksheets and No Prep Teaching Resources
Reading Comprehension Worksheets
World on a Window Sill, Part 2


World on a Window Sill, Part 2
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.98

     challenging words:    coordinates, therefore, finding, hometown, based, estimate, grid, directly, atlases, absolute, listed, latitude, index, intersect, sphere, lines
     content words:    Window Sill, North Pole, South Pole, Arctic Ocean, South Poles, Prime Meridian, National Geographic Society, United States

Print World on a Window Sill, Part 2
     Print World on a Window Sill, Part 2  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)

Quickly Print
     Quickly print reading comprehension

Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity

World on a Window Sill, Part 2
By Trista L. Pollard

1     When you read World on a Window Sill, Part 1, you learned about globes. Now you will learn more about latitude and longitude. Why are they important, you ask? Well, latitude and longitude lines form a grid system. A grid system is a group of horizontal (east to west) and vertical (north to south) lines. These lines intersect or cross at coordinates. Coordinates are the points where the lines meet. Latitude and longitude help you to locate places on maps and globes. Remember, you won't see these lines on Earth. They are imaginary lines.
2     An atlas is a book that has many different maps. It may include physical maps and political maps. Physical maps show an area's physical features or landforms. Political maps show boundaries of and locations of countries, states, capitals, and cities. You may also see thematic maps. These are maps that show details about special topics. There may be maps that show climate differences in the U.S. You might see population maps of different countries.
3     Let's return to the globe. As a three-dimensional model, it is shaped like a sphere. Therefore, any way you travel around the Earth, you will be going in a circle. A circle has 360 degrees. That is why a globe has 360 degrees. Using the equator as our starting point, we can figure out the degrees of our poles.

Paragraphs 4 to 10:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable

Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!

Feedback on World on a Window Sill, Part 2
Leave your feedback on World on a Window Sill, Part 2   (use this link if you found an error in the story)


Copyright © 2018 edHelper