Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Lesson 16.3

The Weekly Reader Connections feature on Kids' Place Houghton Mifflin Math provides children with additional practice of the skills taught in the Curriculum Connection feature in their student books.

The “The Sun and Its Planets” presents a diagram showing the order in which the nine planets are situated with respect to the Sun. Children rely on the text and the diagram to answer questions about the number of planets in all and the order of certain planets from the Sun.

You may wish to write the nonsense sentence below on the board. Read aloud the sentence and tell the children that it will help them to remember the order of the planets from the Sun. Show them that the first letters of the words are the same as the first letters of the names of the planets.

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 1