Teaching With Books
A flag at half-staff is flown halfway down a flag pole. Flying flags at half-staff signals a period of mourning. On Memorial Day, flags are flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon. At noon, they are raised to the top of the flag pole.
Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world. They can grow up to 19 feet tall. Giraffes' legs are about six feet long. Their necks are the same length as their legs! Giraffes even have unusually long tongues that can grow to 21 inches. The extreme height of giraffes helps them get food because they can reach leaves on high treetops.
Identify each of the bold words as a noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, or adjective.
"That very afternoon my father and the cat went down to the docks to see about ships going to the Island of Tangerina. They found out that a ship would be sailing the next week, so right away they started planning for the rescue of the dragon. The cat was a great help in suggesting things for my father to take with him, and she told him everything she knew about Wild Island. Of course, she was too old to go along."
—Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father's Dragon
A cyclist rides ten miles in one hour. He then speeds up and rides 35 miles in the next hour. Then he slows back down to 20 miles per hour and rides for three hours at this pace. How many miles did he ride?
Everything You Need
Eyewitness interviews, lesson plans, and other resources help students discover the history and lasting impact of World War II.