Teaching With Books
Students will practice sequencing events, learn new words, and create art projects as they read a biography of Christopher Columbus.
In 1884, France gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States. The gift honored the friendship between the two countries. The statue was so large, it had to be shipped over from France in pieces. Once it arrived, the statue was assembled on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The sculptor modeled the statue's face after his mother.
In October, many towns host pumpkin festivals. Lots of festivals have contests for pumpkin carving and pumpkin decoration. Some have weighing contests to determine the heaviest pumpkin. At some festivals, there are even pumpkin boat races. Racers hollow out giant pumpkins, grab paddles, and get inside!
Finish the sentences with its or it’s.
1. A three-toed sloth lives in the rainforest. The rainforest is _______ natural habitat.
2. ____ the most interesting ecosystem to study.
Write sentences using the homophones its and it’s. Use each homophone at least once.
What two words make up the contraction it’s?
What fraction of each shape is shaded gray? Name the shapes.