Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Lesson 22.7

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

Consider preparing children for this activity by calling on volunteers to name some temperatures. As these are offered, list the temperatures on the board under the heading “Hot” or “Cold.” Then call on children to identify the “cold temperatures” and circle these on the board.

The A Cold Weather Trip activity suggests that children imagine what they need to wear on a cold day. Be sure they understand that a temperature of 20 degrees is very cold. Children should be able to identify the clothing items that are appropriate to wear outdoors in very cold weather.

Ask children to tell what they think they might do outdoors in a place where the temperature is 20 degrees. They may suggest skiing, ice skating, sledding, or snowshoeing. Point out that these are fine things to do if there is snow on the ground. Then ask the class to name possible outdoor activities for a very hot place. They may suggest swimming, playing at the beach, or riding a bike.

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