Teaching With Books
Who built the first snowman? Some researchers say that prehistoric cave-dwelling people may have made snowmen. Since snow melts, there is no real evidence of this. The oldest picture of a snowman appears in a book from 1380.
Winter is almost here! In the Northern Hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year fall on December 21. This day is called the winter solstice. The northern half of Earth is tilted away from the sun. The sun stays close to the horizon, so it provides fewer hours of daylight. The winter solstice marks the official start to the winter season.
A simile is a figure of speech that uses the words as or like. Similes describe a noun (person, place or thing) or an action by making a comparison. Read the sentence. Underline the simile. What does the simile mean? What is being compared? Write your own sentence using a new simile.
The movie was so sad, everyone cried like a baby.
To raise money for the local shelter, the third, fourth, and fifth grade classes sell homemade cupcakes for $1.25 each. Their goal is to raise $150. How many cupcakes will they have to sell to reach their goal?
Show your work.