Teaching With Books
Students will practice sequencing events, learn new words, and create art projects as they read a biography of Christopher Columbus.
Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His real name was George Herman Ruth Jr. So how did he get his nickname? When Ruth signed his first baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles, he was only 19 and was supposed to stay in school until he was 21. To complete the contract, the Orioles' owner, Jack Dunn, had to adopt Ruth. The players on the team began calling Ruth "Dunn's newest babe," and the name stuck.
The next time you yawn, take a look around you. Are your friends beginning to yawn? They might be! Scientists have conducted studies that show yawning can be contagious. This means that when one person yawns, it makes other people yawn, too.
Some words have multiple meanings. What does the bolded word mean in the sentences below? Use the other words in the sentence to help you figure out the meaning.
1. Chocolate is my favorite kind of ice cream.
2. Be kind and gentle with the baby.
Write your own sentences using each meaning.
Aunt Mimi is taking Janet, her nine-year-old niece, to the movies. The movie costs $6.50 for kids and $9.50 for adults. Popcorn is $4.50, and a bottle of water is $1.50. Aunt Mimi has $25.
Does Aunt Mimi have enough money for the movie, plus two popcorns and two bottles of water?
Explain your answer and show your work.