Teaching With Books
Ireland boasts a famously green countryside. Some people call it the “Emerald Isle.” The capital of Ireland is Dublin. People have lived in the Dublin area since about 140 A.D.
Sue Hendrickson is an American paleontologist. She travels the world studying prehistoric life through fossils and artifacts. In 1990, she discovered the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex in South Dakota. The skeleton remains one of the most complete T. rex skeletons ever found. It now resides at the Field Museum in Chicago. The skeleton is called Sue in honor of the woman who discovered it.
Scottish author Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) wrote The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows. People in Scotland speak English, but their English may be different than yours. Many English words have different meanings in Great Britain than in the United States.
What is the British meaning of the underlined word in each sentence?
1. They put the ice skates in the boot and then got in the car.
2. Grandma knitted a jumper with an elephant on it for the baby.
3. Edward poured ketchup on his burger and chips.
4. Mom put new batteries in the torch in case the power goes out.
Subtract the fractions and reduce to the lowest terms. [Hint: Change 1/2 to fourths.]
3 1/4 – 1 1/2 = ____