Teaching With Books
Kwanzaa was created by a professor in California. It was first celebrated by African Americans in the United States. Now people of African descent observe Kwanzaa in many other countries, too. The name Kwanzaa comes from “matunda ya kwanza.” This phrase means “first fruits” in Swahili, an African language. Africans have held first-fruit, or harvest, celebrations for thousands of years.
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Free-standing means it is not part of a mountain range. Kilimanjaro is also the highest peak in Africa. It rises 19,340 feet above sea level.
When you know what a root word means, you can figure out the meaning of two or more other words.
Finish each of these words that include the root word man.
1. Building a house is challenging man labor.
2. The writers turned in their man to the editor.
What does the underlined word in each sentence mean?
What does the root word man- mean? Write one or two words that use this root.
1 cup (c) = 8 ounces (oz)
1 pint (pt) = 2 cups
1 quart (qt) = 2 pints
1. How many ounces are there in 1 pint?
2. How many cups are there in 1 quart?
3. How many ounces are there in 1 quart?