Grab-and-go lesson plans, discussion guides, and themes for classroom teaching
Many people use the words tsunami and tidal wave to mean the same thing. But they have different definitions. A tsunami is a series of waves caused by a disturbance in the ocean. The disturbance can be an underwater earthquake, an underwater landslide, or a volcanic eruption. A tsunami’s waves will vary in size. They can grow to more than 100 feet by the time they reach the shoreline. Tidal waves are never that large. They occur with low and high tides. They are caused by the movements of the ocean water.
Wolves live in packs of 6 to 24 wolves. When a mother wolf has pups, the others help raise them. The wolves take turns watching the pups. Hunting wolves bring back extra food for the pups. After about two years, some of the pups will leave the pack and the rest will stay.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that draws a likeness between two things, even though they are not truly the same.
The forest was covered in a blanket of snow from the flurries overnight.
What is being described in the metaphor? To what is it being likened? How are snow and a blanket alike? Share a metaphor from a book you are reading.
Amy and Stacy decorated a banner for the school dance. The banner measured 20 and 1/2 feet long. How many inches long was the banner? Show your work.