Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Lesson 20.7

The Weekly Reader Connections feature provides children with additional practice of the skills taught in the Curriculum Connection feature in their student books.

The Animal Babies activity asks children to recognize the extraneous information that may occur in a word problem. They must then ignore this extra information and use the data that remains to answer problems involving numbers of animal babies.

If time allows, you may wish to share these less familiar names for baby animals with your class.

AnimalName for Baby
SwanCygnet
RaccoonKit
MonkeySuckling
EelFry
AntAntling
BirdNestling
ZebraColt
GoatKid
GiraffeCalf

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