This week's theme for the mentor text linky with Collaboration Cuties is Social Studies.
Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney is a great introduction to map skills for young kids. When I taught first, it was actually in our reading book. I think it would still be appropriate for my second graders as well, because they are constantly getting cities, states, and countries confused.
Basically, the text starts with the girl in her room and then the locations get bigger and bigger. She is in her room, in her house, on her street, in her town, in her state, in her country, on the Earth, and in space I believe. Each page shows her in the described place as well as that place on the map, like the state on a map of the US.
The book is great for getting students to identify and distinguish between their street, city, state, etc. Rockin' Teacher Materials has a graphic organizer freebie on TpT. Click the image below to find it.
The author also has a variety of other texts: