Teaching With Books
Before the Chinese New Year, many people sweep their homes. This tradition is meant to "sweep away" the old year. Brooms are not used on New Year’s Day because people believe you might sweep away good luck.
Lightning and thunder happen at the same time, but light travels faster than sound. You see the flash before you hear the boom. You can calculate how far away you are from a thunderstorm. Count the seconds between when you see lightning and when you hear thunder. Divide the number of seconds by five. The answer will be the number of miles away the storm is from you. Five seconds between the lightning and the thunder sound means the storm is about one mile away.
When you know the meaning of a root word, you can figure out the meaning of two or more other words. The root here is -script or -scrib. Fill in the blanks in the sentences below.
1. What story character fits this __scription: He's big, he's red, and he's a dog.
2. The best way to __scribe Clifford is to say how big he is!
3. Author Norman Bridwell said that it took about three months to complete a __script for a Clifford book.
What do the roots -script or -scrib mean? Use the root -script or -scrib in a sentence of your own.
Author Norman Bridwell was born in 1928. He died in 2014. How old was Norman Bridwell when he died?