Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 8

The Weekly Reader Connections feature of 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 “Weird Weather” discusses recent climate changes within the United States, and the scientific debate over their cause.

Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has each of the students write a weather report using each of the Word Wise terms.

The Data Hunt activity asks students to list the details of two different theories described in the article. Students should use their lists to decide which theory they think is correct. Students should be able to give plausible explanations for their choices. You may give students the Two-Column List (PDF file) worksheet to help them with this activity.

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