Teaching With Books
Kwanzaa is a winter holiday celebrated by people of African descent. The holiday is based on African harvest festivals. It begins every year on December 26 and ends on January 1. Every night, people light candles in a candleholder called a kinara. The candles are red, black, and green. There are seven candles altogether.
Snow looks white because it bounces light back towards us. Snow does not absorb any light. This means all the colors are reflected off the snow. Our eyes see all of these colors together as white.
Rewrite the sentence with quotation marks to set off the words the speaker says, as in this example.
He said, “Let’s go to the movies.”
Remember that end punctuation goes inside the quotation.
1. Mom said, You can go after you clean up your room.
2. Did you finish your homework? Dad asked.
Rule: The first word in a quotation begins with ___________.
126 ÷ 9 = ___
144/12 = ___