Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Lesson 21.6

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

The How Much Clay? activity explains that sculptors use clay to create shapes and models. You may need to explain to children that clay is a substance found in the ground. Ask children if they can think of things that are made of clay. Some possible answers include sculptures and pottery.

Each question in the activity presents children with a chart showing three different types of clay models that a sculptor might make. The amount of clay required to make each model is given in pounds. Remind students that a pound is a unit of weight. You might ask students if they can think of things that they might measure in pounds.

(Possible answers: fruits, vegetables, people, etc.)

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