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 student books.

The article “Perfect Pitch” describes four different types of common pitches thrown in the game of baseball. Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity asks students to write a play on words similar to “perfect pitch” using the word catch. Some examples are: catch of the day, catch me if you can, or Did you catch that? Encourage students to use the dictionary to find alternate meanings for the word catch.

The Data Hunt activity has students answer multiple-choice questions based on information in a table.

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 5