Teaching With Books
The first Valentine's Day cards were all handmade. In the 1800s, companies in the United States began printing commercial Valentine's Day cards. Americans started purchasing their valentines in stores. Today, Americans mail millions of valentines each year. Valentine's Day is the second busiest time of the year for post offices. Christmas is the busiest.
Gravity is an attraction that exists between all objects. The greater the density of the object, the stronger its pull. This invisible force pulls all matter on Earth toward the center of the planet. This is where Earth is most dense.
The word bright has several meanings:
- giving out or reflecting light
- having a vivid color
- intelligent or smart
- appearing cheerful and lively
Thomas Edison, born February 11, 1847, had a bright idea. He invented the incandescent light bulb.
What is the meaning of the word bright in the sentence? Explain why the idiom a bright idea is a play on words in the sentence.
The library bought three new books. The first book cost $14.95, the second book cost $15.95, and the third book also cost $14.95.
How much did the library spend on new books?