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Highlights High Five October 2018

For beginning readers! The stories and poems, crafts and recipes, puzzles and other activities in this read-only digital version of High Five magazine set children on the path to lifelong learning. Each 36-page issue reinforces reading skills, math skills and other areas of learning, and offers activities that help build self-confidence. Visit Highlights.com to learn more. Ages 2-6.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Highlights for Children, Inc.
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
using new words

What does it mean to be a bookworm? That’s the question Madeline asks in “What’s a Bookworm?” (pages 12–15). Before you read the story, ask your child if he or she knows what a bookworm is. If this is a new word, have your child guess what it might mean (it’s a tough one). Then try to use this word over the next few days and weeks. When you connect a word in a story to your child’s experiences, he or she will develop a better understanding of the word. Enjoy being bookworms this month! Sincerely,…

1 min.
when a friend moves away

“Ryan has some news to share,” said Ms. French at circle time. “Next week, I’m moving to a new house,” said Ryan. “I’m happy because now I get my own room. But I’m sad because I won’t go to school here anymore.” Ms. French showed the class a big map. “Here is Mapleton Street, where our school is,” she said. “And here is Juniper Street, where your new school is, Ryan. Even though you’ll be at a new school, you’ll still be close enough to have playdates with your friends from this school.” After recess, everyone made drawings for Ryan. Ms. French stapled them together and put a picture of Coco, the classroom hamster, on the cover to make a special going-away book. A few weeks later, Ryan and Tex had their first playdate at…

1 min.
what’s a bookworm?

Madeline and her brothers were choosing books at the library. Madeline was carrying five books in her arms. “You’re a real bookworm,” said the librarian. Madeline smiled, then whispered to her brother Sam, “What’s a bookworm?” “A bookworm is a worm that eats books. Like an earthworm is a worm that eats earth.” Madeline raised her eyebrows. “Does the librarian want me to eat my books?” “Probably not,” said Sam. “Ask Jesse.” Their brother Jesse was reading a magazine. “What’s a bookworm?” asked Madeline. “You know those worms we get on our tomatoes?” said Jesse. “It’s like that, only for books.” Madeline chewed her lip. She wished she’d chosen one book instead of five. “Check with Mom,” Jesse added. “She’s at the computer station.” Madeline walked to her mom. “What’s a bookworm?” she asked. Her mom stopped typing. “A bookworm is someone…

1 min.
helpers in the community

Bebo and Juan were eating lunch on a bench when they heard a loud siren. “¡Es un camión de bomberos!” said Juan. “That fire truck is going fast,” said Bebo. “It carries firefighters who help rescue people.” Then they heard another siren. “¡Es un auto de policía!” said Juan, looking around. A police officer stepped out of the car and started directing traffic. “Police officers help keep us safe,” said Bebo. Later, they heard another sound across the street, beep, beep, beep. “¡Es una grúa!” said Juan, pointing to a tall crane moving at a construction site. “Construction workers make buildings for people to live in or work in,” said Bebo. “All those workers help other people.” “¿Cómo podemos ayudar nosotros?” asked Juan. “We can help by throwing away our trash,” said Bebo. The two friends tossed their trash into the garbage…

1 min.
bill’s trick

“Don’t cry, Anna,” said Beth. “We’ve looked everywhere,” Anna sighed. “We lost the class pet.” “We’ll find him,” replied Beth. “Bill is just a little green lizard. He couldn’t have gone far.” Anna nodded. Then her eyes grew wide and her jaw dropped. “Beth,” she whispered. “There’s something near your shoulder.” Beth turned quickly. A brown lizard leaped from the shelf and landed on the floor. Anna scooped him up. “Where did he come from?” she asked. “It has to be Bill,” said Beth. “But Bill is green,” said Anna. “This lizard is brown. Let’s put him in Bill’s tank to keep him safe.” Anna set the lizard in the tank. He looked around. Then the girls watched as the lizard changed from brown to green. “Bill!” exclaimed Anna. “It’s you!” “What a neat way to hide,” said Beth. “I…