Teaching With Books
A geyser is a hole in the earth from which hot water and steam erupt. Hot water lies underneath the earth's surface near a geyser. The earth around the geyser traps the water. The hot water cannot move freely. Pressure builds up and eventually explodes. The geyser erupts with steam and water. Old Faithful is a famous geyser. It is in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Old Faithful erupts regularly every 35 to 120 minutes.
Sharks are some of the oldest creatures on the planet. They have been swimming in the oceans for more than 400 million years. Sharks predate both humans and dinosaurs. The oldest shark fossils were found in Canada. They date back 409 million years. These fossils came from the ancestors of today's sharks.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, or J.M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and playwright. He is most famous for writing the play Peter Pan.
The suffixes -ist and -wright mean "one who."
List five other professions with the suffix -ist. Use two of those professions in sentences.
Realism was an art movement in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Books, paintings, and other works of art followed this style at that time. Realist art shows people and situations in a very accurate way. Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Grant Wood were all famous realist painters.
- In 1876, Winslow Homer finished his painting Breezing Up (A Fair Wind). This painting shows a man and three boys returning from a day of fishing on a sailboat.
- Edward Hopper was born in 1882.
- Grant Wood finished his famous painting, American Gothic, in 1930. The painting is of a farmer holding a pitchfork standing next to his daughter.
Add the above dates to a timeline. Label each one.