ALEX Classroom Resource


Near and Far

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Near and Far


Content Source:

Type: Interactive/Game


This classroom resource from Epic! is an interactive book that uses modes of transportation to compare the directions near and far. This book introduces emergent readers to opposing spatial directions. It features a read-to-me mode. There is also a glossary included. The reading level is 5-7 years old and the AR level is 0.6. 

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: K
Living and Working Together in Family and Community
10 ) Apply vocabulary related to giving and following directions.

Example: locating objects and places to the right or left, up or down, in or out, above or below

Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Give directions to locate objects using directional vocabulary.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • directions
  • following directions
  • giving directions
Students know:
  • How to locate objects or tell someone else how/where to locate an object by using certain words.
  • Vocabulary: right, left, up, down, in, out, above, below
Students are able to:
  • Complete a task by following directions given verbally by the teacher.
  • Complete a task by giving directions verbally.
Students understand that:
  • Different words indicate a directions in which one might move or locate an object.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.K.10- Demonstrate an understanding of directional words and phrases and locate objects and places when given directions.

Tags: near and far, spatial directions
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Author: Ginger Boyd