This morning, my husband called me over to look at a blog post by one of his friends. He covered the title of the map showing on the screen and asked me what it was illustrating–the distribution of Waffle Houses in the US. From this, we began talking about other restaurants that might have a similar map–Chik-fil-A, In and Out Burger, Willy’s Burritos. In and Out Burgers are located closely around each other. Willy’s are only in Atlanta with the exception of one lone store in Athens, GA. Seeing these maps, made me think, “How can I make this a writing assignment for my students?”
Here is what we came up with. Click for the short and sweet plan.