Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 4

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 textbooks.

The article “Protecting the Magnificent Monarchs” explains that scientists are worried about the survival of monarch butterflies in Mexico. Scientists are working to stop illegal logging, which destroys the monarchs' home.

Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has students create a glossary for the article. The glossary should include ten words. Students will need access to a dictionary to complete this activity. Definitions should include pictures to illustrate meanings.

The Data Hunt activity has students create posters to help save the monarchs. Students may need to use an encyclopedia or other books to find facts about monarchs for their posters.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3