Teacher Guide: Unit 2
The Weekly Reader Connections feature on Kids' Place Houghton Mifflin Math provides your students with additional information about the topics that appear in the Curriculum Connection feature in their student books.
“The Shocking Truth” explains that the legend that Ben Franklin discovered electricity while flying a kite is not completely true.
Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. Students make a list of words related to the vocabulary words from the article. This activity requires the use of a dictionary.
The Data Hunt activity has students write questions about Benjamin Franklin based on information in a chart. Students will work in pairs to solve one another's questions. Questions should require the use of addition or subtraction to solve.