A Weed is a Flower

This week's selection is a biography of the life of George Washington Carver. As students read Aliki's account of Dr. Carver's life, they'll learn about his many discoveries and the ways he helped his community and beyond.

The paired selection is a Reading Online article called What's Made from Corn? In it students will learn how to use an Internet search engine to find information.

Help your child prepare for this week's vocabulary quiz by practicing the list words and their definitions with the series of Java Games you'll find in the Quia Activities section just below the gold part of this page. There are four games which range in difficulty from Flashcards, to Matching, to Concentration, and finally, Word Search. Your child can view or print the vocabulary list and definitions from any of the games by clicking the List of Terms link at the top. Once he has mastered the words and definitions, he should click the link for the Vocabulary Cloze Activity which will provide practice using list words in sentence context.

The Useful Links section contains enrichment activities and information that correlate to this week's stories and skills, and are for your use at home. We'll work with comparative endings er and est in spelling, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list. This week's grammar focus will be on forms of the verb to be (am, is, are, was, were), and you'll find a link for skill practice below.

We have reached the end of Unit 3: Creative Ideas, and we've completed our first reader. Next week I will be assessing the learning that has taken place in the course of the last five weeks of school. Students can prepare for the vocabulary portion of the unit test by playing the Hangman Game I have designed specifically for that purpose. The game can be accessed using the link in the Quia Activities section below. There is also a great unit vocabulary review near the bottom of the Useful links section; look for the link called ***Vocabulary Practice for Unit 3.*** This link has several types of review and practice, games, and quizzes to help kids prepare for the unit test. My students will take the unit vocabulary test online in our computer lab on Wednesday.

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Vocabulary Practice Games for A Weed is a Flower
Vocabulary Practice
A Weed is a Flower Vocabulary Cloze Activity
Unit 3 Vocabulary Review Hangman Game
Prepare for next week's unit vocabulary test
Useful links
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