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Reading Vocabulary Words

All reading vocabulary words will be looked up in the glossary on Friday mornings. Students will write the words and definitions in their reading vocabulary notebooks.  Students will only look up the first 8 vocabulary words.  If there are more than 8, students will glue in the remaining words and definitions.  These notebooks may go home Friday after they have been checked for completion.


Every Thursday, a reading vocabulary test will be given. This test is included
with your child's weekly reading story test. For the vocabulary section your child will need to be able to use the vocabulary words in a fill- in- the- blank section.

Unit 1

Help! A Story of Friendship

  1. Actions- Things someone or something does.
  2. Afraid- Feeling fear; scared.
  3. Depend- To count on someone for help.
  4. Nervously- In an uneasy way; not relaxed.
  5. Peered- Looked closely.
  6. Perfectly- In an excellent way.
  7. Rescue- To save from danger.
  8. Secret- Something hidden or private.


Big Red Lollipop

  1. Aside-On or to one side.
  2. Culture- The way of life for a group of people.
  3. Fair- Equal and just for all sides.
  4. Invited- Asked to come.
  5. Language- The speech of a group of people.
  6. Plead- To make a request.
  7. Scurries- Moves quickly.
  8. Share- To divide and give to others.


Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

  1. Decide- To make up your mind.
  2. Different- Not alike.
  3. Friendship- The feeling of being friends.
  4. Glance- To look at quickly
  5. Proper- Correct.
  6. Relationship- A connection between people.
  7. Stares- Looks at for a long time.
  8. Trade- To give one thing in return for something.


Lola and Tiva: An Unlikely Friendship

  1. Allowed- Having permission to do something.
  2. Care- Close and kind attention.
  3. Excited- Feeling very happy and eager.
  4. Needs- Things one must have.
  5. Roam- To wander.
  6. Safe- Away from harm.
  7. Wandered- Moved here and there.
  8. Wild- An area where animals run free.


Families Working Together

  1. Check- To see if something is correct.
  2. Choose- To pick something out.
  3. Chores- Small jobs.
  4. Cost- The price of something.
  5. Customers- Buyers at a store or business.
  6. Jobs- Work done for pay.
  7. Spend- To pay money.
  8. Tools- Things to work with.


Unit 2

Sled Dogs Run

  1. Adapt- To become used to a place or thing.
  2. Climate- The weather in a place over a long time.
  3. Eager- Wanting to do something.
  4. Freedom- The ability to move or be free.
  5. Fresh- New; not spoiled.
  6. Sense- A feeling.
  7. Shadows- Dark areas made by blocking light.
  8. Silence- A lack of sound.



Wolf! Wolf!

  1. Believe- To think something is true.
  2. Delicious- Good to taste.
  3. Feast- To eat very well.
  4. Fond- Enjoying a great deal.
  5. Lessons- Things to be taught or learned.
  6. Remarkable- Not ordinary; wonderful.
  7. Snatch- To grab quickly.
  8. Stories- Tales of things that happened.


Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!

  1. Buried- Covered up or hidden.
  2. Escape- To get away.
  3. Habitat- The place where an animal lives.
  4. Journey- A long trip.
  5. Nature- The part of the world not made by people.
  6. Peeks- Looks quickly.
  7. Restless- Always wanting to move.
  8. Spies- Catches sight of.


Baby Bears

  1. Adult- A person who is fully grown.
  2. Alive- Having life; living.
  3. Covered- Put over or on top of.
  4. Fur- The hair on an animal.
  5. Giant- Very large.
  6. Groom- To make clean and neat.
  7. Mammal- A type of animal with fur that gives milk.
  8. Offspring- The young of an animal.


Beetles and The Little Turtle (Poems)

  1. Express- To say or show.
  2. Behave- To act in a certain way.
  3. Feathers- The soft, light covering of a bird.
  4. Flapping- Moving up and down.
  5. Sway- To move from side to side or back and forth
  6. Rhythm-The repeating beats in a poem
  7. Poem- A form of writing that expresses imagination or feeling
  8. Rhyme-words with the same ending sounds


Unit 3

I Fall Down

  1. Amazing- Causing great wonder.
  2. Force- Something that moves or stops a body.
  3. Measure- To find the size of something.
  4. Objects- Things or items.
  5. Proved- Showed to be true.
  6. Speed- Fast motion.
  7. True- Not false or wrong.
  8. Weight- How heavy something is.

Mr. Putter and Tabby See the Stars

  1. Adventure- Something exciting that a person does.
  2. Delighted- Greatly pleasured.
  3. Dreamed- Imagined while asleep or awake.
  4. Enjoyed-Liked very much.
  5. Grumbled- Made a low rumbling sound.
  6. Moonlight- The glow from the moon.
  7. Neighbor- Someone who lives nearby.
  8. Nighttime- The dark part of the day.



  1. Across- From one side to the other.
  2. Borrow- To take and return later.
  3. Countryside- The land outside of cities and towns.
  4. Idea- A thought.
  5. Insists- To demand.
  6. Lonely- Far away from places.
  7. Solution- The answer to a problem.
  8. Villages- Small groups of houses.


Wild Weather

  1. Damage- Harm that makes something less useful.
  2. Dangerous- Not safe.
  3. Destroy- To break apart completely.
  4. Event- Something that happens.
  5. Harsh- Rough or unpleasant.
  6. Prevent- To stop from happening.
  7. Warning- A notice given due to danger.
  8. Weather- The condition of the air.



Many Ways to Enjoy Music

  1. Cheered- Shouted with happiness.
  2. Concert- A musical program.
  3. Instrument- An object that makes music.
  4. Movements- Acts of motion.
  5. Music- A group of sounds that make songs.
  6. Rhythm- The repeating of sounds in order.
  7. Sounds- Things that can be heard.
  8. Understand- To know or get the meaning of.


Unit 4

Rain Forests

  1. Eerie- Strange or scary.
  2. Growth- The act of growing.
  3. Layers- Levels or folds on top of each other.
  4. Lively- Full of life or energy.
  5. Location- A certain place or position.
  6. Region- A large area.
  7. Seasons- One of four parts of the year; spring, summer, fall, winter.
  8. Temperate- Not too hot or cold.



  1. Active- Lively; busy.
  2. Earth- The planet on which we live.
  3. Explode- To blow up.
  4. Island- Land surrounded by water.
  5. Local- In a certain place.
  6. Properties- Qualities of something.
  7. Solid- Firm and hard.
  8. Steep- Having a very sharp slope.


Dear Primo

  1. Common- Belonging to all.  
  2. Costume- Clothing worn to look like something else.
  3. Customs- A way of acting done by many people.
  4. Favorite- Best liked.
  5. Parades- Marches in honor of something.
  6. Surrounded- Shut in on all sides.
  7. Travels- Goes somewhere.
  8. Wonder- To want to know about.

How the Beetle Got Her Colors

  1. Ashamed- Feeling sorry or upset for doing something wrong or silly.
  2. Boast- To brag.
  3. Dash- To run in a hurry.
  4. Holler- To shout.
  5. Plenty- Enough of something.
  6. Similarities- Likenesses.
  7. Victory- A win.
  8. Wisdom- Good judgement in knowing what is right.


April Rain Song and Rain Poem

  1. Drops- Small amounts of liquid.
  2. Excite- To stir up.
  3. Outdoors- Not inside.
  4. Pale- Light in color.


Unit 5

Grace for President

  1. Champion- Winner.
  2. Determined- Decided.
  3. Issues- topics that are talked about.
  4. Promises- Statements by people that they say will happen.
  5. Responsibility- A duty.
  6. Rights- Claims that cannot be taken away.
  7. Volunteered- Offered to do something.
  8. Votes- Choices made in an election.


Once Upon a Baby Brother

  1. Amused- Made to smile or laugh.
  2. Cooperate- To work together.
  3. Describe- To give a picture of something in words.
  4. Entertained- Kept interested.
  5. Imagination- The ability to create new ideas or images.
  6. Interact- To act and react with someone else.
  7. Patient- Able to put up with trouble without anger.
  8. Peaceful- Calm.

Brave Bessie

  1. Agree- To think the same.
  2. Challenging- Making someone try hard.
  3. Discover- To find for the first time.
  4. Heroes- People who are looked up to.
  5. Interest- A liking for.
  6. Perform- To do something skillful in public.
  7. Succeed- To do well at something.
  8. Study- To try to learn.


The Woodcutter’s Gift

  1. Curious- Wanting to know about things.
  2. Distance- A place far away.
  3. Earth's Resources- Useful things that come from the land or water.
  4. Enormous- Very large.
  5. Gently- In a kind or soft way.
  6. Proudly- In a way that shows that one is pleased.
  7. Rarely- Not often.
  8. Supply- An amount of something that is needed.


Setting the Rules

  1. Exclaimed- Said with a strong feeling.
  2. Finally- At the end; at last.
  3. Form- To make.
  4. History- Events of the past.
  5. Public- All the people of a certain place.
  6. Rules- Guides for how to act.
  7. United- Joined together.
  8. Writers- People who put their thoughts on paper.


Unit 6

The Golden Flower

  1. Appeared- Came into sight.
  2. Crops- Plants grown for food.
  3. Develop- To grow.
  4. Edge- A line or place where something ends.
  5. Golden- Having the color or shine of gold.
  6. Rustled- Made soft, fluttering sounds.
  7. Shining- Giving or reflecting light.
  8. Stages- Steps in a process.


My Light

  1. Electricity- A form of energy.
  2. Energy- The ability to do work.
  3. Flows- Runs like water.
  4. Haul- To carry something heavy.
  5. Power- Energy that can do work.
  6. Silent- Having no sound.
  7. Solar- Having to do with the sun.
  8. Underground- Beneath the earth’s surface.


Astronaut Handbook

  1. Exploration- The act of looking closely.
  2. Important- Having great meaning.
  3. Machines- Devices made of parts that do a job.
  4. Prepare- To get ready.
  5. Repair-To fix.
  6. Result- Something that happens because of something else.
  7. Scientific- Relating to science.
  8. Teamwork- The combined effort of a group.


Money Madness

  1. Invented- Created for the first time.
  2. Money- Dollars and cents.
  3. Prices- The costs.
  4. Purchase- To buy.
  5. Record- A report of something that happens.
  6. System- An orderly plan.
  7. Value- Worth or importance.
  8. Worth- Related to the value.


Books to the Ceiling and I’ve Got this Covered

  1. Create- To make.
  2. Dazzling- Bright.
  3. Imagination- The ability to create new ideas or images.
  4. Seconds- Very short periods of time.