By Joan Sweeney
Illustrated by Annette Cable
Author: Joan Sweeney
•Joan Sweeney grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She
used to spend Saturday mornings taking free art
classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. Now she
lives in Evanston, Illinois. She has written many
more books since she first wrote Me on the
•Joan Sweeney wrote her first book when she was six years old! It
was called Penguin Island. Her father bought the only copy for a
•She has worked as a reporter for a newspaper. When she was a
little girl, she wanted to be just like Brenda Starr. Brenda Starr was
a reporter in a comic strip that Joan Sweeney loved to read.
Meet the Illustrator
• Annette Cable works with different
authors to illustrate their books.
• She has also drawn pictures for
other books by Joan Sweeney.
• She has illustrated a book about
time, a book about space, and a
book about family trees!
• What does the author do?
• He or she writes the stories.
• What does the illustrator do?
• He or she draws the pictures.
Click on speaker!
“Me on the Map”
Genre - Nonfiction
In nonfiction, an author sometimes
uses a character to give information.
• Look for:
• A character who shares information.
• Information about maps.
1. Put your reading book on your
2. Open your book to the glossary.
(The glossary is on page 256 in the back of
your reading book.)
3. When you see the word “Glossary,”
get ready to find the word.
country - a large piece of land; nation
• Earth - third planet from the sun
•This is a
out in space.
• Special - better
It takes a special
spaceship to go to
over - across; on
The cow jumped
over the moon.
Town - a small
• world - Earth
• Say the words.
• Read the sentence.
• Fill in the blank.
• over The hot air balloons are
high _______ the town.
George Washington is the
father of our _________.
The river runs through the ______.
We live on the planet _______.
This globe is a model of the _____.
Today is a _______ day.
Match the words to its meaning.
A. a large piece of land;
1. Over ____
2. Earth ____
B B. third planet from the
3. town ____
C. better than normal
4. country ____
D. across; on
5. world ____
F E. a small city
6. special ____ F. Earth
Say the Sight Words
• over • country
• very • special
• house • town
• which • these
• Earth • those
• world • upon
New words in the story:
“Me on the Map”
• house • country • flat
• street • would • giant
• state • everybody • unroll
• United • special • place
• States • pictures • find
• countries • world
You should be able to click on these sites and go to them by pointing and
Fill in the Blanks to use on Smartboard
Classify/Categories and I and Me
•Using I and Me
•Me On the Map 1
•Me On the Map 2
Read Write Think Postcard Generator
BBC - Words and Pictures - Write a Postcard
•Community Map - print out (pdf file)
•U.S. Outline Maps - printouts
Phonics on the Web
Long a/ Skills
• Jake's Tale
• Make a Word Then Add Silent e
• Long a
• Ice-cream Cake Poem
• Long ā Search
• Long Vowels 1
• Long Vowels 2
• Story It Magnets Long a