This month, you need to read a Nonfiction book and complete the following table. You need to read a book other than your assigned biography.


Date
Name
Title
Author
2 Words I Learned and What They Mean
4 Things I Learned in This Book

Anna
Rocks & Minerals
Dr. R. F. Symes
1.Resin- A sticky substance that comes from some planets
2.Opaque- A material that doesn't let light pass through it
1. Stalactites are formed by groundwater containing dissolved lime.
2. Stalagmites are formed on the floor of caves where water has dripped from stalacties on the roof of the cave.
3. when limestone is exposed to very high temperatures, new crystals of calcite grow and form the compact rock known as marble
4. Medieval artists used orpiment , an arsenic compound, to make many colors.

Gabby


1.raptor-airplane/jet
2.peregrine- bird
1.a peregine falcon is the fastest bird
2. a horse can run up to 55 mph
3. some mlb players can throw a ball up to100 mlb
4.a sailfish is faster than a wave runner

Aidan
THE
EARTH
Megan Duhamel
1.Atmosphere:The blanket of air that surrounds the earth
2.Canyon:a deep narrow river valley with steep sides
1.more than 6 and a half billion people inhabit the earth
2.lava comes from deep inside the earth
3.the earth is more than 4 billion years old
4.The earth revolves around the sun

Maria


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Michael


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Brennan


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3/18/13
Brady
Weird But
True
National
Geogaphic
Kids
1.Phasmophobia: The fear of Ghosts
2.Beefalo: Part Bison, part Cow
1.You can buy a piece of meteorite on eBay
2.Hippo sweat is red
3.a Zedonk is a cross between a female Donkey and a male Zebra
4.New York drifts about an inch farther from London every year.

Kierstin
Tales of famous Americans
connie and peter roop
1.medallion: A large medal
2.bifocal:
an eyeglass or contact lens having two portions, one for near and one for far vision.
1.pocahontas had a string of pealsthat she wore.
2.when davy crockett was 8 he got a rifle.
3.harriet tubmans real name was araminta ross.
4.Dolores huertas grandfather called her seven tongues.
3/28,13
Abigail
who were the beatles??
geroff edgers
1.skiffle group
a band
2.brian epstien
the beatle's maneger
1.ringo starrs real name was richard starkley
2.the beatles original name was the quarreymen
3.pete stawrt was the beatles original drummer
4.george was the youngest beatle

Brendan


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3/22/13
Samantha
Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio
Peg Kehret
1. Iron Lung: A machine that helps paintients breath, if they can't themselves.
2. Quarantine:A strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
1. There is more than 1 type of polio.
2. Polio kept peoplel from swimming in public pools.
3. You can get paralyzed from polio.
4.Peg hated therepy so much she called it "tourture time".

Briyanna
The Story Of Ruby Bridges
Robert Coles
1.janitor- some one thats cleans a room
2.eduaction-provide information that you learn
1. Ruby was the first African American to go to William Franz Elementary School
2.Ruby wasn't scared to go there.
3.Ruby was six when she went there.
4.The treats didn't scare Ruby

Henry


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Maddy


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Sean


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Parker
one giant leap
don brown
1. barbecue roll - turning the capsule slowly to prevent one side from getting too cold.
2.Saturn - The name of the rocket that Neil Armstrong took to the moon.
1. neil was born in 1930.
2. he washed planes to make money.
3. on july 16, 1969, he took off to the moon.
4. Neil said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Ian
the sun
justin mccory martin
1.system
2.degrees
1.the sun is a star
2.the sun is a giant ball of gas
3.the sun is very very very hot
4.the sun is gigantic

Charlie
BIG BUGS
Simon Seymor
1.goliath
2.atlas
1.a praying mantas eats its prey like we eat corn.
2.the goliath beetle can break through glass windows.
3.the giant water bug is the largest bug in the world.
4.a female tarantula wasp stings and paralyzes it to lay her eggs and then when the eggs hatch they feed on the tarantula

Gretchen


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Mia
cool skateboarding facts
sandy donovan
1.ollie: a trick on a skateboard
2. long boards:a skateboard that makes going down hills fast
1. there are almost 13 million skatebpoarders in the USA
2.people used to use empty swimming pools to skate in
3. there are so many different types of skateboards
4.for most people the first trick they learn is an ollie

Megan
Helen
Keller
Jayne
Woodhouse
1.Degree- Something A student gets for finishing college
2. Autobiography- a book about a person's life written by that person
1.When Helen Keller was 22 she wrote her Autobiography
2.Helen Keller learned some words when Anne Sulivan Traced words on her hand.
3.She died when she was 87
4.Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama