Teaching With Books
The blooming of flowers is just one sign of spring. Other plants begin sprouting at the start of spring. Many animals come out of hibernation at this time. They become active outside again. Other animals stay in warmer climates during the winter. They return to their summer feeding grounds in the spring. Many species of birds migrate for the winter, so the sound of birds chirping is often a sign of spring.
Sea turtles live in the ocean, but they do not have gills. Like land mammals, they breathe air through their lungs. Turtles can hold their breath for a long time. This allows them to dive underwater to find food. Some sea turtles can stay underwater for several hours. The heart rates of green sea turtles slow down. This helps them conserve oxygen.
Name the part of speech of each bold word.
- Author Virginia Hamilton won a Newbery medal for M.C. Higgins, the Great.
- She married a poet named Arnold Adoff in 1960.
- Over the course of her lifetime, Hamilton wrote 41 books in various genres.
- Hamilton's books are extremely popular.
[Hint: A noun names a person, place, or thing. A verb names an action or state of being. An adjective describes a noun. An adverb describes a verb or adjective.]
Channel Islands National Park is in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The park covers 249,561 acres. One of the smaller national parks is Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas. Hot Springs National Park measures 5,550 acres.
How much larger is Channel Islands National Park than Hot Springs National Park?