• VOCABULARY
     

       On most weeks, we will read and discuss a new story to develop our vocabulary and listening comprehension.  We will learn about the meanings of these words and talk about good examples for each.  A list of the vocabulary words for each "Text Talk" story will be sent home with your child.  At home, students can practice using these words and have a parent initial the Vocabulary Punch Cards when a word is used correctly!  *Please scroll down to see the list for the current story.

     
    September
    We will listen to the story, Ruby the Copycat.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. Coincidence
    2. Loyal
    3. Recited
    4. Murmured
    5. Bitter
    6. Sensitive
     
     
     
    September
    We will listen to the story, The Principal's New Clothes.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. drafty
    2. delicate
    3. imposter
    4. trickster
    5. rave
    6. genuine
     
    September
    We will listen to the story, Mole's Hill.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. quivered
    2. strolled
    3. gathered
    4. burst
    5. compromise
    6. obstacle
     
    October
    We will listen to the story, Possum's Harvest Moon.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. autumn
    2. creature
    3. harvest
    4. snug
    5. conclude
    6. accomplished, (unaccomplished)
     
    October
    We will listen to the story, Mice Make Trouble.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. assortment
    2. civilized, (uncivilized)
    3. contributed
    4. inappropriate
    5. concoct
    6. orderly
     
    October
    We will listen to the story, Six Dinner Sid.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. damp
    2. nasty
    3. perfect
    4. suspicious
    5. gullible
    6. versatile
     
    November
    We will listen to the story, Alexander and the Wind up Mouse.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
     

    1.   Adventure- I like to read books where the main character has a great adventure

    2.   Envy- Mike's new puppy was the envy of the neighborhood. 

    3.    Fond- I am fond of that story, so I have read it many times. 

    4.   Cautiously- It is important to cross the street cautiously.

    5.   Precious- My grandmother lives far away, so the time I spend with her is precious.
           6. Transformed- Learning to read has transformed my life.
     
    November
    We will listen to the story, Amos and Boris.  Here are some words we will encountered while listening.  These words are also listed on my Spelling City web page.  *It is important to note that students do NOT need to be able to spell or read these words, but they can practice using them in their speaking vocabulary.  Students can try the "Audio Word Match" game on their own.  I would recommend the "Read A Word" or "Sentence Unscramble" games only with your assistance.
    1. miserable
    2. necessities
    3. privilege
    4. stranded
    5. opportunity
    6. reliable, (unreliable)
     
    December
    We listened to the story,
    An Extraordinary Egg.  Here are some words we encountered while listening.

     

    1.   extraordinary-Dad asked for the recipe for the extraordinary pie.

    2.   impressed-We were impressed by the children who played instruments in the concert.

    3.    inseparable-The inseparable friends play together every day after school.

    4.   doubt-With all this traffic, I doubt we will be on time.

    5.   misunderstanding-I'm sure it is just a misunderstanding that your books are late.
           6. triumphant-He shouted triumphantly when he heard the good news.
     
    January
    We listened to the story, Strega Nona.  Here are some words we encountered while listening.

     

    1.   compliments-It is always nice to receive compliments on what you are doing.

    2.   sputter-The car was old, so it sputtered and rattled when it started.

    3.    valuable-My aunt's watch is very valuable.

    4.   hero-The hero of the book helped the town during the flood.

    5.   abundance-The farmer had an abundance of corn after the harvest.
           6. eavesdrop-It is not polite to eavesdrop on other people's conversations.
     
    January
    We listened to the story, Tikki Tikki Tembo.  Here are some words we encountered while listening.

     

    1.   custom- The custom in our family is for everyone to bring something to the holiday dinner.

    2.   honored- My grandparents were honored for their work in the community.

    3.    troublesome- The troublesome child in the story caused his mother to worry.

    4.   unfortunate- It is unfortunate that the bad weather delayed the game.

    5.   rescue- I am sure the firefighter will rescue the trapped kitten.
           6. foolish- It would be foolish to wash all those cars by yourself this afternoon.
     
    February
    We will listen to the story, Stephanie's Ponytail.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.

     

    1.   Bunch- I have a bunch of grapes for my snack.

    2.   Definitely- We definitely have time for a story before we go home.

    3.    Strange- The schoolyard looked strange when the construction started.

    4.   Finally- After much hard work, my sister finally finished her math homework.

    5.   Exceptional- Everyone admires her exceptional artistic talent.
       Original- The copy we made is almost as good as the original.
     
    February
    We will listen to the story, How Many Stars in the Sky?.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.
    1. Basking - Sara basked in the attention she got at her party.
    2. Dazzling - The diamonds we saw at the museum were dazzling.
    3. Gazing - We like to gaze at the stars when we go camping.
    4. Instead - Let's go skating instead of going to the movies today.
    5. Anticipation - The anticipation was much worse than the actual quiz, which wasn't hard at all.
    6. Exhausted - We were exhausted after running the race.
     
     
    March
    We will listen to the story, Amelia's Road.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.
    1. Accidental - Dad and I accidentally found a beautiful lake when we were looking for our campsite.
    2. Labored - We labored for a whole day to plant the vegetables in the garden.
    3. Permanent - My permanent tooth started coming in just after my baby tooth fell out.
    4. Sturdy - Our tree house is sturdy enough to hold three people.
    5. Associate - I associate July 4th with a parade.
    6. Cherished - One of my most cherished things is my stuffed bear.
     
     
    March 2015
    We will listen to the story, Beware of the Bears!.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.
    1. Astonishment - Mom had a look of astonishment on her face when she saw how clean my room was.
    2. Gleefully - We all gleefully climbed onto the bus for the field trip.
    3. Launched - We all launched our paper airplanes after school.
    4. Splattered - The whipped cream splattered all over the counter and made a mess.
    5. Complicated - I like to do complicated puzzles with my mom.
    6. Chaotic - Having rules on the playground makes recess less chaotic.
     
     
    April
    We will listen to the story, The Wolf's Chicken Stew.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.
    1. Craving - I sometimes have a craving for peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
    2. Screeched - The car screeched to a stop in front of the house.
    3. Scrumptious - My dad makes scrumptious pancakes on Sunday mornings.
    4. Joyfully - We joyfully go to visit my cousins every summer.
    5. Scheme - Our scheme for staying up late did not work, and we had to go to bed at the regular time.
    6. Devious - The wolf in the story was devious, but in the end his plan did not work.
     
     
    April
    We will listen to the story, Ibis: A True Whale Story.  Here are some words we will encounter while listening.

     

    1.   Avoid- We avoid the sharp shells when we walk barefoot on the beach.

    2.   Curious- The curious puppy wanted to sniff everything.

    3.    Familiar- We were here last year, so it looks very familiar.

    4.   Struggled- With four players out sick, our team struggled on the field.

    5.   Assist- Ms. King is in our classroom to assist our teacher.
    Peculiar- That peculiar smell is from the skunk that must have been here last night.