Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 7

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 “Coral Reef Alert” deals with the threats facing the world's coral reefs. It includes a description of coral, and scientists' efforts to save it from extinction.

Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity requires students to create a glossary for the article. Students' glossaries should include sample sentences, and illustrations for each of the ten definitions provided. Students will need to use dictionaries to complete this activity.

The Data Hunt activity asks students to list problems that are facing coral reefs, and then possible solutions to each problem. You may give students the Two-Column List (PDF file) worksheet to help them with this activity.

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