Teaching With Books
A labor union is a group of workers who push together to be treated fairly. A large group with one voice is more likely to get attention. The first labor unions fought for rights such as fair pay and safety on the job.
New York City’s nickname is The Big Apple. Why? There are several stories behind the name. One goes back to the journalist John J. FitzGerald, who covered horse races in New York in the 1920s. FitzGerald picked up the phrase from a stable boy in New Orleans and titled his racing column “The Big Apple.” The expression meant “the big time.” It referred to the great wealth that could be won racing in New York. The phrase stuck, and people began using it for the city itself.
A complete sentence has a subject and a predicate. What part of each sentence is in bold?
1. Ruth and her mom visited the Kennedy Space Center.
2. The largest painted American flag is on a building there.
In Sam’s town, there are 20 blocks in a mile. Sam lives eight blocks from school. If Sam walks to school and then home every day, five days a week, how many blocks does he walk to and from school in a week? About how many miles does he walk in one month?