The second graders are reading a story called Brothers & Sisters. The word siblings is a fancy word that means your brothers and sisters.
The reading skill for the story is "Making Generalizations". A generalization (jen - er - all - i - za - shun) is a statement that is true most of the time.
All of the second graders in Mrs. Yollis' class have siblings. Even Mrs. Yollis has siblings! Below is an old photo of Mrs. Yollis with her younger brother and older sister. Can you use the context clues to figure out which person is Mrs. Yollis?
Here are some generalizations about siblings from the story:
1. A new baby can change life for everyone in the family.
2. Older siblings help younger brothers and sisters.
Although sisters and brothers sometimes fight,
a sibling can be a special friend.
Parents, family members, teachers, students: Please share a special memory about one or more of your siblings.
How has a sister or brother helped you in your life?
Have you ever done something for one of your siblings?