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Center Focus

Does It Measure Up?

  1. In Inch By Inch, the Inch Worm measures features of birds such as necks, feathers, legs, etc. but he is unable to measure the Nightingale's song.
  2. Have your students make a list/chart of things that can be measured vs. things that can't be measured. This is a good activity for early writers as they can simply write one or two words for each idea.
  3. If using this with older students, you may have them write a mini-essay about these categories and explain why things fit in each.

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The First Thanksgiving
Pocket Chart
Inching Along
Line Symmetry
String Art
Moon Months
Personal vs. Country Pride
Speech Writing
The Scariest Thing
Money Del Mundo
How Many Squares?
Broken Ruler
European vs. Taino
Discover Pi
Thingamajigs
Biographical Data Organization
Bring Your Own Tale
Macaroni Names
Flannel Board Phonics
Put the Story in Order
Discover the Explorers
What Weighs More?
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Interview a Veteran
Bottle Flutes
Cinco de Mayo Lookup
Monster Math
Walk a Mile in Their Boots
Money from Around the World
Tack Probability
Literature Response
Famous Places Wall
Historical Trivia
Picture Replicas
Cultural Comparison
Moldy Pumpkins
Know Your Presidents
Cinderella, Cinderella
Survey Says
The Wall
Valentine Placemats
Hackey Sack
Chinese Symbols
Observe An Inchworm
Person, Place, or Thing?
"A Busy Year" Reading
Election 2000
Different Perspectives on Columbus
Limericks
Unifix Animals