Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 1

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 Weekly Reader Connection “Most Common Insects” presents students with a chart listing the most common insects, their scientific names, and the number of species for each. Have students read the chart on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity, if time allows. The activity asks students to find the common and scientific names for three insects, as well as the species and order for each insect. This activity requires the use of an encyclopedia.

The Data Hunt activity presents students with five multiple-choice questions about information found in the chart.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 5