Teaching With Books
Dr. Seuss was born in 1904 in Springfield, Mass. He called himself "Dr. Seuss" as an author, but his real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. He also wrote under the name T. S. LeSieg. LeSieg is Geisel spelled backward. These are two of Theodor Seuss Geisel's pen names. A pen name is a fictitious name under which an author publishes his or her writing.
The word dandelion comes from the French phrase dent de lion, which means "lion's tooth." It may have been named for the shape of its pointy leaves. Dandelions are sensitive to light. When the sun comes out, the flowers open to absorb the light. When it grows dark, they close up. They also close on cloudy and rainy days.
Adverbs describe verbs and adjectives. Adverbs answer the questions how, when, where, how much, how many, and how often.
Underline the adverb in each sentence. Write the adverb and identify the verb or adjective it describes.
1. Conservation groups generously donate funds.
2. Scientists work tirelessly to study this unique habitat.
3. Photographers rapidly snap digital pictures of native wildlife.
One of the newer national parks is the Channel Islands National Park. It is located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The park covers 249,561 acres. The oldest national park is Yellowstone. Yellowstone is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Yellowstone covers about 2,219,791 acres.
How much larger is Yellowstone than the Channel Islands National Park?