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 “A Closer Look at Our Population” discusses the 2000 U.S. Census and includes a chart with some facts found by the census. Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has students make a word web using one of the Word Wise terms. You may hand out copies of the Word Web worksheet (PDF file) to students to help them complete this activity.

The Data Hunt activity has students take a classroom census based on questions of their own design. You may hand out copies of the Classroom Survey worksheet (PDF file) to students.

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