challenges you to hunt through the Sunday, July 05, 2015 e-Edition of The
Seattle Times to find answers to the following questions.
1. How many eggs do mother hummingbirds usually lay?(NW Sunday)
year was the largest return on record for Columbia River fall chinook salmon and
how many salmon returned that year? (Sports)
Greece has received two bailouts from the other
eurozone countries totaling how many euros?(Main)
much dust does the average 1,500 square foot house contain?
(NW Arts & Life)
Last year Toyota, the world’s largest
automaker, sold a car about every _____ seconds?
(Fill in the blank)(Business)
6. What was the average price for gas last week (6/25) in the U.S.?
7. The expansion of what has been the largest cause of the decline in
uninsured residents in Washington five-years into the Affordable Care Act?
castle-style residence in Victoria famously played Professor Xavier’s School for
Gifted Youngsters in the 2000 superhero movie “X-Men”?
9. What is the name of Luke’s older brother in the NIE serial story “Luke in
a Really Big Pickle”?(Shop NW)
can the world’s youngest glacier be found? What is the name of the glacier?
is an ATS and what is ATS the abbreviation of? (NW Jobs)
four states does Oregon border? (NW Traveler)
July Fourth become the hottest on record in Seattle. How hot was it and what
year’s record was broken? (NW Sunday)
many cultivars of dahlias are there? (Pacific NW)
straight shutouts has goalkeeper Hope Solo pitched during the 2015 Women’s World
Cup tournament so far? (Sports)
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News Break selects an article from Sunday, July 5 of The Seattle Times e-Edition for an
in-depth reading of the news. Read the selected article and answer the attached
study questions. Please remember to
always preview the content of the article before sharing with your students.
Small-town baseball with a twist -
News, page A2).
Pre-Reading and Vocabulary
Before you read this article, as a class discuss what you think this story
will be about. Write down any keywords from the title, which you used to
make your predictions. Also discuss what clues the photo accompanying the
article might give you.
Vocabulary:Match the words to the
numbered definitions below.
amount of soft food
total amount of money or profit that is made
serious effort or attempt
4.a small business or shop where things
are sold in a public place (such as a sports stadium)
a change from one state, place, or condition to another
or draw (a name, picture, etc.) on a surface so that it can be seen very
clearly; to decorate (a surface) with something (such as a name or a
7.a person who watches an event, show,
game, activity, etc., often as part of an audience
8.used to say that something or someone
is unlike anything or anyone else; very special or unusual
of a baseball field that includes the area within and around the three bases and
10.one of the usually nine parts of a
game in which each team bats until three outs are made
About how many years ago did the
sport of snowshoe baseball start in Lake Tomahawk?
Why did the town want to get
people involved in a snowshoe league during the wintertime?
Originally the sport started as a
_________ endeavor. (Fill in the
Instead of playing on snow, what
is on the town’s baseball diamond during the summer?
An inning in the game ends when a
team scores how many runs?
How are the large yellow balls
used in the game caught?
What is the name of the town’s
team? (Multiple Choice)
What homemade item that is sold
at the concession stands is the town known for?
Where do all the proceeds from
the concession stand go?
Last year the community raised
money to bring the Wounded Warriors Softball Team for a game and sent the
team of Iraq and Afghan veterans home with a donation of how much money?
1.Think of a game you enjoy playing with your friends. What twist
could you add to the game to make it more unique? What rules would you change or
add to your new game? Write down your ideas and then come up with a logo for
your team/new game.
the following questions about the article you just read:
what is this article about?
you think this article is important?
the most important or interesting fact you learned from this article?