Teaching With Books
This lesson plan uses Jerry Pallotta's text to teach compare and contrast, content area vocabulary, and the topic of predators and prey...
The frequency of a cricket's chirps is affected by the temperature. The greater the temperature, the more frequently a cricket will chirp. The cooler the temperature, the less often a cricket will chirp. The Old Farmer's Almanac, a farming reference book, created a formula to figure out the temperature based on cricket chirps. Count the number of chirps you hear in 14 seconds and add 40. The sum is the approximate temperature in Fahrenheit.
Many dogs turn in circles before they lie down. Instinct tells dogs to do this. Wild dogs and wolves circle to make a spot outside more comfortable. Outdoors, the circling scares away pests, like bugs and snakes, from a sleeping spot. Although many domestic dogs sleep indoors, they continue to circle like their wild counterparts.
Explain the meaning of one of the following quotes.
"Children are our most valuable resource."
"A person's a person, no matter how small."
Read the Saturday morning television schedule:
|Time||Saturday Morning Children's Program Schedule|
|7:30||Live action animal adventures|
|10:00||Live action animal adventures|
How many programs are there?
How many programs are cartoons?
What fraction of the programs are cartoons? Reduce the fraction to lowest terms.