Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 6

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 article “Small Trees, Tall Trees” gives students facts about bonsai trees and sequoia trees.

Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has students make two lists. The first lists words that mean big, and the second lists words that mean small. Students need to choose words from the article and then find additional words in a thesaurus.

The Data Hunt activity has students research the heights of different animals or objects in an encyclopedia, and then compare them to the height of the General Sherman tree. Students need to list each height in order and then compare each height to the General Sherman tree.

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 3