Vocabulary Words

Unit 1: Getting to Know
Main Characters and Theme

Assessment will be sometime the week of October 15th
Focus Skills for the Unit: Understanding story elements, characterization (both direct and indirect), and theme

Lesson 1 Vocabulary (Story: The Hot and Cold Summer)

  • pact
  • queasy
  • foisted
  • venture
  • annoyed
  • depriving

Lesson 2 Vocabulary (Story: Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen)

  • legendary
  • gaped
  • snickering
  • glared
  • stunned
  • muttered
  • flinched
  • fluke

Lesson 18 Vocabulary (Story: Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life):

  • bountiful
  • vast
  • stature
  • relentless
  • roused
  • resourceful
  • intentions
  • inadvertently

Lesson 19 (Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn’t Tell a Lie):

  • magnificent
  • insisted
  • declared
  • confidently
  • distressed
  • gloated
  • anxiously

Unit 2: Getting the Main Idea

Assessment will be sometime the week of November 19th
Focus Skills for the Unit: Identifying the main idea and details

Lesson 26 (Dragons and Dinosaurs):

  • contraption
  • roamed
  • massive
  • submerged
  • elegant
  • obstacles
  • complicated
  • eerie

Lesson 27 (Grand Canyon)

  • ancient
  • weary
  • sentries
  • glistens
  • distant
  • cascading
  • embedded
  • eroded

Unit 3: Understanding Elements of Non-fiction

Assessment will be sometime the week of January 14th
Focus Skills for the Unit: Identifying text features, distinguishing between fact and opinion, and identifying the text structure of a nonfiction passage

Lesson 16 (So You Want to Be an Inventor)  

  • tinker
  • hoaxer
  • trampled
  • forged
  • perfect
  • quest
  • barriers

Lesson 17 (Just Like Me) No Quiz on these words

  • participate
  • mischieveous
  • ancestors
  • brilliant
  • exotic
  • graceful

Lesson 11 (Mimicry and Camouflage)

  • deceptive
  • obvious
  • traits
  • predators
  • avoid
  • lure
  • mimic
  • resemble

Lesson 12 (Mountains)  

  • eruption
  • depths
  • gradually
  • revealed
  • contract
  • constant
  • immediate

Unit 4: Understanding Elements of Fiction

Assessment will be sometime the week of ____________________
Focus Skills for the Unit: _________________________________

Lesson 14 (The Stranger)

  • hermit
  • dashed
  • occasionally
  • peculiar
  • fascinated
  • trembling
  • timid
  • drab

Lesson 23 (A Cricket in Times Square)

  • forlornly
  • fidget
  • pathetic
  • resolved
  • scrounging
  • noble
  • stingy
  • suspicion

Lesson 21 (Because of Winn Dixie)

  • intends
  • recalls
  • snatched
  • prideful
  • consisted
  • select