Identify each bolded word as a noun, possessive proper noun, proper noun, verb, adverb, or adjective.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a famous French sea explorer. He was a pioneer in the use of technology in his work. His lifelong work helped to promote a deeper understanding of the ocean.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau: proper noun
Solve. Then, write a word problem for each math sentence.
56 ÷ 8 = __
9 x 4 = __
56 ÷ 8 = 7
9 x 4 = 36
Sunflowers are good for gardens. They help control the weeds. Sunflowers do this by producing a natural toxin, or poison. This toxin keeps weeds from growing. The sunflower's ability to do this is a defense mechanism.
The Earth is like an egg. Inside the Earth is a hot liquid rock called molten rock. The crust of the Earth is made up of different types of solid rocks. There are three different types of rocks found on the Earth's crust: metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous.
Correct the sentences below. Check capitalization, spelling, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and homophones.
“I think you should lern, of course, and some days you must learn a grate deal. but you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feels it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, than you accumulates facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make Noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”
-E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
“I think you should learn, of course, and some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. And you can feel it inside of you. If you never take time out to let that happen, then you accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. You can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. It's hollow.”
-E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
39 ÷ 4 = __ r__
57 ÷ 6 = __ r__
62 ÷ 5 = __ r__
39 ÷ 4 = 9 r 3
57 ÷ 6 = 9 r 3
62÷ 5 = 12 r 2
Blackbeard was a famous pirate. He and his crew attacked many ships in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea during the 1700s. Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, was discovered off the coast of North Carolina in the mid-1990s. Blackbeard is believed to have a buried a great treasure. But it has never been found!
Sand forms when waves, water, wind, and ice break down rocks, shells, and other materials into tiny pieces. Sand can end up in the ocean or as sand dunes on land. The sand will change depending on the materials in the area. For example, sand near a coral reef will have coral in it. Sand can also travel long distances in the ocean.
A triumph is a victory or success.
Use the dictionary to define these related words:
Use two of the words in sentences of your own.
successful; rejoicing or celebrating a victory
made or done in celebration of victory or success
victoriously, celebrating a victory or success
Planet X is 18.6 million light years away. A spaceship travels 1.7 million light years towards Planet X. How many million light years does the spaceship have left to travel? Write the numeral.
16.9 million light years = 16,900,000
From the 6th century to the 19th century, people wrote with quills and ink. Quills are feathers. The first practical fountain pen was invented in the late 1800s. In order to use this pen, you would have to fill it with ink using an eye dropper.
Turtles are ancient creatures. The oldest turtle fossil is from 220 million years ago. That's 23 million years after the earliest known dinosaur. This ancient turtle only had a partial shell covering its body.
A portmanteau is a word that is formed by blending parts of two or more words together. (Portmanteau is also French for suitcase!) Brunch, for example, is a portmanteau. The word is a combination of the words breakfast and lunch. Brunch is a meal that offers both breakfast and lunch options.
What portmanteau word is formed from these words?
smoke + fog = ____
hamburger + cheese = ____
twist + whirl = ____
electronic + mail = ____
Pick two of those portmanteau words to use in sentences.
smoke + fog = smog
hamburger + cheese = cheeseburger
twist + whirl = twirl
electronic + mail = email
1. Is 1/4 + 1/9 closer to >1/2 or closer to 1?
2. Is 1/8 + 4/5 closer to >1/2 or closer to 1?
3. Is 1/6 + 9/11 closer to >1/2 or closer to 1?
1. closer to 1/2
2. closer to 1
3. closer to 1
The Liberty Bell is a symbol for American independence. When it was first built in 1752, however, it was simply to be used to call the Pennsylvania Assembly to meetings. During the anti-slavery movement, the bell was adopted as the symbol of the abolitionist cause. It then became known as the Liberty Bell.
The American flag should always be folded in a special way. The flag is folded 13 times and ends up in the shape of a triangle. The flag is also not supposed to touch the ground. Folding the flag properly and keeping it off the ground are ways to honor and respect it.
These exciting adventure stories are sure to captivate readers of all ages.
- to attract and hold the interest and attention of
Synonyms: charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, delight, attract, mesmerize, spellbind, hypnotize
Antonyms: repel, bore
Describe something that captivates you. Then describe something that repels or bores you. Underline captivate or its synonym or antonym in your sentences.
Arkansas became a state in 1836. What anniversary did Arkansas celebrate in the year 2000?
2000 - 1836 = 164
Arkansas celebrated its 164th anniversary.
Flag Day is on June 14. On this day, we celebrate the American flag. The flag was made official on June 14, 1777. But it looked very different then: It had 13 stars and 13 stripes because there were 13 states.
Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June. It became an official holiday in 1972, although the tradition started in 1910. A woman named Sonora Smart Dodd wanted there to be a holiday for fathers, since there was already one for mothers! Father's Day is a day to celebrate and honor fatherhood.
Daily Starters are on hiatus for the summer. Please come back in August, when they'll begin again.
If you'd like to plan ahead, the Daily Starters Grades 3–5 Teacher's Guide describes how these quick grade-level appropriate prompts can be used in your classroom.
August 13th is Left-Handers Day. Left-Handers Day is an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their handedness and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.
What kind of words are underlined?
What kind of words are in italics?
List 5 more of each kind of word.
Use one of each in a sentence.
August and Left-Handers Day are proper nouns.
Event, awareness, advantages, and disadvantages are common nouns.
Other nouns and sentences will vary.
2,000 + 5 + 40 + 300 = ____
60 + 4,000 + 1 + 200 = ____
7 + 600 + 40 + 5,000= ____
2,345 4,261 5,647
Do you know what the SPF on a bottle of sunscreen stands for? Sun Protection Factor. Always use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Also, remember to put it on whenever you go outside, even if it looks cloudy!
August is National Back-to-School Month! In the olden days, children usually learned at home or with tutors. But in the 1840’s, that began to change. Schools for all children started to be built. They were called “common-schools.”