Antarctic- adjective, relating to the South Pole or surrounding regions
continent- noun, one of the seven large land areas on Earth
elevation- noun, height above sea level
evaporate- verb, change from a liquid or solid into a gas
extinct- adjective, no longer active or burning
mirage- noun, an illusion in which a distant object is not really there
plateaus- noun, areas of flat land higher than the surrounding country
polar- adjective, having to do with the North or South Pole
sandwiched- verb, fit or squeezed in tightly
severe- adjective, harsh, or causing hardship or discomfort
tundra- noun, flat, treeless land of permanently frozen soil
vapor- noun, small particles of mist, steam, or smoke that can be seen in the air
1. clue 6. yard 11. chew
2. tuna 7. noodle 12. choose
3. fine 8. cool 13. permit
4. mind 9. rude 14. waves
5. root 10. file 15. letter
1. patient 2. duet 3. jewel
Big Idea: How can we prepare for weather?
Ask your child how this week’s reading selection helps him or her answer this question.
This week’s reading selection: Hot Enough to Fry an Egg
Summary: This selection features facts about various U.S. and world deserts, including the Mojave, Sonoran, Sahara,
and Gobi. Maps and diagrams show desert locations and illustrate why these areas have such dry climates.
Essential Questions: How can weather affect large areas of the country? What are the usual weather
conditions where you live?
Writing: Your child will draft, revise, edit, and
publish an informative/explanatory piece. He or
she will then do prewriting for another informative/
explanatory piece about a historical topic.
Grammar: Your child will also be learning about
pronouns (he, she, they, it, him, her, them).
ASK your child to write several sentences about
people he or she knows. Then work with him or her
We are continuing to learn about multiplication!
Monday- Chapter 4 lesson 4
Tuesday- Chapter 4 check my progress
Wednesday- Chapter 4 lesson 5
Thursday- Chapter 4 lesson 6
Friday- PSSA multiplication prep