A turning point is a moment that changes a situation, often for the best.
For someone who struggles with math, having an excellent math teacher might be a turning point. For people who aren't getting along, a turning point might be a moment that brings them together.
Describe a personal turning point or a turning point in the life of a literary character.
Add: 2 1/3 + 4/9 = _______
Subtract: 7/16 – 1/4 = _______
2 1/3 + 4/9 = 2 7/9
7/16 – 1/4 = 3/16
The potato chip was invented by accident. In 1853, a customer at a restaurant in Saratoga Springs, New York complained that his French fries weren’t thin enough. The chef, George Crum, was insulted, so he sliced the fries as thin as paper and gave them a lot of salt — and in the process, created potato chips!
Playing sports, swimming, biking, and even just running around with your friends are all excellent ways of getting exercise. Exercise has many benefits; it helps keep your muscles strong and your weight in the healthy range. Scientists have even found that exercising frequently but moderately can help you fight off a cold!
Two heads are better than one is a saying. It means some problems are easier to solve when people work together.
Give an example from your life or from a book or movie in which two heads were better than one.
The museum closes at 4:45 p.m. The exhibit takes about an hour and ten minutes to explore. In order to have enough time to enjoy the exhibit, what is the latest time you should arrive at the museum?
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system. It is so big, you could fit all of the other planets inside it. The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a huge spinning storm. The storm is at least twice the size of Earth. The Great Red Spot is the biggest storm in the universe. It has been spinning for at least 300 years.
A domesticated animal is an animal that can be trained to live with humans. Dogs, cats, and rabbits are all animals that can be domesticated. But dogs were probably the first domesticated animals. They have been living with humans for about 10,000 years! Domesticated dogs communicate with humans and other dogs in many different ways. An excited dog wags its tail. An angry or threatened dog bares its teeth.
Identify the words in bold as nouns, verbs, adverbs, or adjectives.
Clara Barton was a true humanitarian. A humanitarian is someone who is dedicated to helping others. During the Civil War (1861–1865), she collected and distributed supplies to Union soldiers. Barton went directly onto the battlefields and took food, bandages, and medical supplies to the wounded. She also provided comfort to the dying.
Clara Barton lived from December 25, 1821 to April 12, 1912. The Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865. In 1881, Barton founded the American Red Cross.
1. How old was Barton when the Civil War began?
2. How old was she when she founded the American Red Cross?
3. How old was she when she died?
Have you ever played with a hula hoop? A hula hoop is a toy. It got its name from the hula dance, a Hawaiian dance that is performed using a similar hip motion as the one you use to keep a hula hoop in motion. Variations of the hula hoop have been around for centuries. But in 1958, the plastic version of the toy was first introduced to the United States.
More than eighteen million Americans are of Asian descent. May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; during this time, we celebrate the culture and people of Asia and the Pacific islands.
Correct the sentences below.
1. Who is ur favrite author?
2. Authers writ books.
3. These storys explore the meening of frendship.
1. Who is your favorite author?
2. Authors write books.
3. These stories explore the meaning of friendship.
94 ÷ 7 = __r__
71 ÷ 5 = __r__
95 ÷ 6 = __r__
94 ÷ 7 = 13 r3
71 ÷ 5 = 14 r1
95 ÷ 6 = 15 r5
The word breakfast comes from a 500-year-old Middle English word; it means "to break the fast". A fast is time when you don't eat. The first meal that we eat in the morning breaks the fast that happens while we sleep.
Asian traditions are a part of American culture. Surfing, for example, comes from Hawaii and Polynesia. Chess comes from India. And the story of Cinderella originated in China in the 9th century.
The suffix -ion can turn a verb into a noun. The final "e" is dropped before the suffix is added.
participate + ion = participation; the act of participating
confuse + ion = confusion; the state of being confused
Add -ion to each word.
Select two words with the suffix -ion to use in sentences.
Turtles have existed for two hundred million years.
Write the numerals for the underlined number words.
Music is a form of art that uses rhythm and the sounds made by voices and instruments. For some people, music evokes emotion. Other people simply like the beauty of music. Some cultures use music as part of rituals. How does music play a role in your life?
There are about 10,000 different species of ants. Ants are social insects that live in colonies. Each colony has a queen, males, and worker ants. Despite her title, the queen ant is not in charge of the colony. She lays eggs. The males mate with the queen. Worker ants forage for food, build and repair the nest, protect the colony, and much more.
Complete each sentence with one of these homophones: meet, meat, or mete.
1. Lions eat the _____ of animals they hunt.
2. If hyenas _____ a lion, they will usually back away. But they may try to steal the lion's kill.
3. Hyenas don't _____ out helpings of a kill; each hyena will eat whatever it can!
Accept all reasonable definitions:
meat: animal flesh that is considered to be food
meet: to come together; to come into the presence of
mete: to measure out
Estimate each answer.
1. Is 1/4 + 1/6 = >1/2 or <1/2
2. Is 2/3 + 1/4 = >1/2 or <1/2
3. Is 1/8 + 2/4 = >1/2 or <1/2
In the United States, people who travel into space are called astronauts. The word astronaut comes from the Greek words for "star" (astro) and "sailor" (naut). Latin and Greek are very old languages. Many scholarly works were written in Latin or Greek. And over time Latin and Greek words were assimilated, or absorbed, into other languages, such as English.
Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who have died at war. Memorial Day began after the Civil War. It was called Decoration Day, because people decorated soldiers' graves with flowers. Memorial Day is celebrated annually on the last Monday in May.
The phoenix is a mythological bird. The phoenix was said to live for at least 500 years. It would then build itself a nest and ignite in flames. When the flames were gone, a new phoenix would rise from the ashes.
The phoenix can be used as a symbol. Can you think of something that would be symbolically reborn like a phoenix?
A spacecraft is sent to Mars. It enters Mars’ atmosphere at 12,700 miles per hour. A parachute opens and thrusters slow the craft as it descends. It lands at a speed of 5.4 miles per hour.
How many miles per hour did the spaceship slow down in order to land?
Archaeology is the study of human and material remains. Material remains are the tools, homes, tombs, temples, ruins, and even trash that were left behind by people many hundreds or thousands of years ago. Archaeologists study these objects to discover how people lived in the past.
How do you observe Memorial Day? Some towns and cities in the United States hold parades and have services. Flags and flowers are often placed on the graves of soldiers and other veterans. At some services, “Taps," a song that is played at military funerals, is played on a bugle. Flags are flown at half-mast, or halfway down the flagpole, to show respect for the dead.
Identify the words as a noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, or adjective.
"That very afternoon my father and the cat went down to the docks to see about ships going to the Island of Tangerina. They found out that a ship would be sailing the next week, so right away they started planning for the rescue of the dragon. The cat was a great help in suggesting things for my father to take with him, and she told him everything she knew about Wild Island. Of course, she was too old to go along."
-Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father's Dragon
A cyclist rides 10 miles in one hour. He then speeds up and rides 35 miles in the next hour. Then he slows back down to 20 miles per hour and rides for 3 hours at this pace. How many miles did he ride?
Giraffes are the tallest mammals in the world. Giraffes can grow to be about 14 to 19 feet tall. A giraffe's legs are about six feet long. Even the giraffe's tongue is long. It can grow to be about 21 inches long. A giraffe's height helps it get food because it can reach leaves on high treetops.
The patterns and colors of flowers attract birds and insects. Birds, bees, and other insects are pollinators. They carry pollen from flower to flower. Birds are attracted to bright red and orange flowers. Insects like blue, purple, yellow, and white flowers. The lines on a flower's petals even direct an insect to the plant's nectar.
Correct the sentences below. Check capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and homophones.
1. Rhode island, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and tennessee celebrate there statehood this weak.
2. kentucky is called The bluegrass State for the bluegrass that grows their?
3. bluegras sprouts blu flowers when it grows tall
1. Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Tennessee celebrate their statehood this week.
2. Kentucky is called The Bluegrass State for the bluegrass that grows there.
3. Bluegrass sprouts blue flowers when it grows tall.
44 ÷ 3 = __ r__
37 ÷ 2 = __ r__
51÷ 4 = __ r__
44 ÷ 3 = 14 r2
37 ÷ 2 = 18 r1
51÷ 4 =12 r3
The Saguaro cactus is the most classically shaped cactus. It grows in the deserts of Arizona and Mexico. The ribs of the Saguaro cactus can expand, allowing the plant to store lots of water after the summer rains. This helps the Saguaro cactus flowers to bloom! The flowers only open on cool nights and close up again during the hot daytime. Saguaro cactuses, on average, live to be about 200 years old!
Even though we often use the words bug and insect to mean the same thing, bugs and insects are different. Bugs are one type of insect. They are distinct because of they way they eat. Bugs feed through a stylet, which is a long, pointed mouthpiece, shaped sort of like a beak. Bugs suck up their food through the stylet.
A journal is a daily record of personal news and events.
A journalist is someone who writes for a newspaper, magazine, or other publication.
Journalism is the profession of writing for newspapers or magazines, or of broadcasting news on the radio or the television.
Select a career that you would be interested in pursuing, such as a biologist, an archaeologist, a scientist, an artist etc.... List and define two words with the base word of the chosen career. Underline the suffix, or the stem at the end of the word.
Place the dates these states entered the union on the timeline: Kentucky (KY), 1792, Tennessee (TN), 1796, Rhode Island (RI), 1790, and Wisconsin (WI), 1848.
Some baseball, football, and lacrosse players put black stripes under their eyes. These stripes are a type of grease that help to block out the bright sun so that the players can see the ball better. Players first started doing this in the 1940s. Over the years, players used burnt cork and shoe polish to make the eye grease. Today, many players use stickers!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire,
And your children all gone.
This popular English nursery rhyme is about ladybugs, or ladybirds, as they are called in England. Ladybugs eat aphids, a type of insect that feeds on and damages many farming crops. By eating the aphids, ladybugs protect many farming crops. After harvesting their crops, farmers often burn certain fields. They wanted ladybugs to fly away from the fields so that they would remain safe and later return to eat more aphids!
Finish each sentence with homophones straight or straits. Then, write your own definition for each homophone.
Author Karen Hesse does not go (1) ____ into writing a book. First, she does extensive research. For The Music of Dolphins she talked to the Coast Guard about the Cay Cel Islands, a series of tiny little islands in the (2) ____ between Florida and Cuba.
Use one of the homophones in a sentence of your own.
straits-channel of water
1. Is 1/6 + 1/8 = >1/2 or <1/2?
2. Is 6/10 + 1/9 = > 1/2 or <1/2?
3. Is 1/5 + 2/3 = >1/2 or <1/2?
Hint: > means greater than; < means less than
Primates use their fingernails to help them climb trees or dig for food. When we evolved from being primates, our claws flattened. Now, we still use them as tools, but they have different functions. We use our nails for many things, such as scratching an itch, peeling fruits, opening cans, undoing knots, and so on.
At night, many female bees return to their nests. But most male bees sleep in flowers, or on plants and grasses. They prefer to be in sheltered spots to stay safe at night. In some bee species, a group of male bees with often sleep together in one spot.