Robust Vocabulary

 

Robust Vocabulary

 

Your child will develop a robust vocabulary by listening and discussing a literature selection. Each robust vocabulary word will put the word in selection context. Your child will be provided with a student-friendly explanation of the word, use the word in other contexts, interact with the word's meaning, and review the word through idea discussions.

 

These are words that are meant to broaden your child's vocabulary base. You will be amazed at how much your child's vocabulary will grow while he/she is in first grade.

 

Your child is expected to learn

the definition of these words.

 

 

These words are not words that your child will be required to spell or even learn to read. Although most of the children will begin to pick up on reading these words naturally.

Lesson 1 – Let’s Tap

Bothered

Bothered means you are upset or unhappy about something.

Distance

If you are at a distance from someone or something, you are far away or not close.

Form

If you form something, you make it or shape it.

Attention

If you pay attention, you listen or watch very carefully.

Perform

If you perform, you do something such as sing, dance, act or read for a group of people.

Supportive

If you are supportive of someone, you help them believe they can do something.

 

 

Lesson 2 – The Van

Escape
To escape means to get away from
someone or something.

Fright

If you feel fright, you are scared.

Nearby

If something is nearby, it is close to you.

Cram

When you cram many things into something, you fill it with too much.

Solution

If you have a solution to fix a problem, you know how to fix it. You have an answer.

Strategy

If you have a strategy for something, you have a plan.

 

 

Lesson 3 – Big Rigs

Especially
If something is especially important, it is very important.

Memorize

If you memorize something, you learn it so you can say it without looking at it.

Sensed
If you sensed something, you had a feeling about it before you were even told about it.

Capacity

The capacity of something is the amount of space it has to hold things.

Haul

If you haul something, you use a lot of effort to move it from one place to another.

Proud

If you are proud, you feel very good about something you did or who you are.

 

 

Lesson 4 – Get Up, Rick!

Ambled

If you ambled, you walked in a slow and relaxed manner.

Politely

If you act politely, you show that you have good manners.

Pouted

If you pouted, you showed you were not happy by making a face.

Considerate

A considerate person thinks about the feelings of others.

Routine
If you follow a routine, you do the same
things every day.

Unexpected
If something unexpected happens, it will be a surprise.

 

 

Lesson 5 – Dot and Bob

Horrible

Something horrible is really bad and awful.

Invigorated

If you are invigorated, you feel full of energy.

Aid

If you aid someone, you help them

Sweltering

If the temperature is sweltering, it is very hot and uncomfortable.

Presented
If you presented something to a friend,
you gave it to her or him.

Persistent

If you are persistent, you keep trying and never give up.

 

 

Lesson 6 – All on the Map

Commotion

A commotion happens when a lot of people

are running around making a lot of noise.

Muffle

When you muffle a sound, you cover it up so it is not so loud.

Overflowing

If something is overflowing, it is pouring out of its usual space.

Search

When you search for something, you look for it.

Locate

If you try to locate something, you try to

find it.

Symbol
You can use a mark or

a picture called a

symbol to stand for a word or an object.

 

 

Lesson 7 – Little Red Hen Gets Help

Chorus

A chorus is a group singing or saying something together.

Odor
If something has an odor, you can tell what it is

by the way it smells.

Shoved
If you shoved someone or something, you would push hard against that person.

Assemble

If you assemble something, you put all

of its pieces together.

Consume
If you consume something, you completely use it up.

Enthusiastic
If you are enthusiastic about something, you really like it and are excited about it.

 

 

Lesson 8 – Beth’s Job

Applauded

If you applauded for someone, you clapped your hands to show you liked what they did.

Chatty
If you are chatty, you really like to talk.

Gather
If you gather things,

you bring them

together in one place.

Duty

A duty is a job you

have to do.

Envy

When you feel envy, you want something that someone else has.

Resent
You might resent someone if you feel that that person is being treated better, or more fairly, than you are.

 

 

Lesson 9 – Plants Can’t Jump

Claimed
If you claim something, you say it is yours.

Dine
Saying that you dine is

a fancy way of
talking about eating.

Groaned
A person who groans makes a deep sound
that shows unhappiness.

Classify

When you classify something, you put it

into a group with

other things like it.

Function

Something’s function is its use. The function of your eye is to see things.

Nutritious
When something is nutritious, it is healthful

to eat.

 

 

Lesson 10 – Soccer Song

Ashamed

If you are ashamed, you feel bad about having done something wrong.

Mused

If you mused about something, you were thinking about it.

Soared

If you soared, you flew very high into the air.

Athletic

An athletic person is active, strong, and able to play sports well.

Awkward

If you are awkward,

you move in a

clumsy, rough way.

Superb

If something is superb, it

is the best it can be,

or excellent.

 

 

Lesson 11 – Land of Ice

Nuzzled

If an animal nuzzled against you, it would be rubbing you with its face or nose.

Pranced

If you pranced around, you would be walking in a bouncy, springy way, like a horse.

Raging

When something is raging, it is happening in a strong or out-of-control way.

Adapt

If an animal adapts to a place, it has body parts or ways of acting that help it live there.

Intriguing

If you think that something is intriguing, you are curious about it and very interested in it.

Inhabit

If you inhabit a place, you live there.

 

 

Lesson 12 – King Midas and His Gold

Reward

If you reward someone, you give something special or nice to that person for something he or she has done.

Handsomely

To do something handsomely means to

do it in a way that is great or more than

you expected.

Cruel

Something is cruel when it brings pain or makes you feel bad.

Greedy

A greedy person wants a lot of something and does not want to share any of it.

Consequences Consequences are things that happen as the result of another action.

If I walk on ice, the consequence might be that I fall through the ice.

Regret

A person who has regret feels sorry for something he or she did.

 

 

Lesson 13 – A Butterfly Grows

Astonishing

If something is astonishing, it amazes and surprises you.

Continue

If you continue to do something, you keep doing it.

Doubt

If you doubt something, you do not believe it is true.

Transform

If you transform something, you totally change it.

Examine

If you examine something, you look

at it closely.

Devour

If you devour something, you eat it all up very quickly.

 

 

Lesson 14 – Mark’s Big Day

Approached

If you approached something, you moved toward it.

Energetic

If you are energetic, you are filled with energy.

Pace

Your pace is how fast

you are going.

Blunder

If you make a blunder, you make a bad or silly mistake.

Reassure

If you reassure someone, you tell him or her that everything will be all right.

Excel

If you excel at something, you are very good at it.

 

 

Lesson 15 – Tomas Rivera

Cozily

If you lie cozily in bed, you are warm, comfortable and relaxed.

Interrupted

If you interrupted something, you stopped it in the middle.

Triumphantly

If you say something triumphantly, you say it in an excited way that shows you are proud of what you have done.

Accomplishment

If you have had an accomplishment, you have worked hard to get something done.

Admire

If you admire someone, you think that person is very special because of the things he or she does.

Ambition

If you have an ambition, you want to do something very much.

 

 

Lesson 16 – One More Friend

Captured

If you have captured something, you have caught it and are not letting it go.

Mercy

If you show kindness or forgiveness to someone who has done something wrong, you show mercy.

Struggling

If you struggling, you are making a great effort with your body or mind to do something.

Compatible

When people or animals are compatible, they are able to be together or get along with each other.

Amiable

Someone who is amiable is good - natured and friendly.

Relax

When you relax, you are not uneasy or upset about anything; you spend time resting or doing things for fun.

 

 

Lesson 17 – Can Elephants Paint?

Agreement

When you are in agreement with others, you all think the same thing.

Unnoticed

If you go unnoticed, no one sees you.

Unthinkable

An unthinkable event is something you never thought could or would happen.

Rejoice

If you rejoice, you show that you are very happy.

Predicament

If you have a predicament, you have a serious or difficult problem.

Extraordinary

Something extraordinary is something that is very unusual or remarkable.

 

 

Lesson 18 – Snow Surprise

Bulged

If a container bulged, its sides stuck out as if it were going to burst.

Jostled

When you have jostled people, you have bumped them or poked them to make them move.

Argue

When you argue with someone, you disagree loudly.

Command

When you command someone, you tell him or her what to do.

Labored

If you labored, you worked very hard.

Wary

When you are cautious and unsure about something that might be dangerous, you are wary.

 

 

Lesson 19 – Little Rabbit’s Tale

Rapidly

If you are walking rapidly, you are walking very fast.

Devious

A devious person is not being truthful and might try to trick you.

Courteous

Someone who is courteous is very polite.

Gullible

If you believe everything you hear, even very silly things, you are gullible.

Hastily

If you do things hastily, you are doing them in a big hurry.

Unreasonable

If you are unreasonable, you would do things that make don't make sense.

 

 

Lesson 20 – Ways People Live

Grumbling

If you are grumbling, you are complaining or letting others know you are unhappy about something.

Chided

If I chided you, I corrected you.

Realized

If you realized something, you suddenly understood or knew it.

Bitterly

A place that is bitterly cold is very, very cold.

Dwelling

A dwelling is a place where people live.

Amusement

If you do something for amusement, you do it for fun.

 

 

Lesson 21 – Flake, The Missing Hamster

Sympathy

When you let others know you are sorry they feel bad, you are showing sympathy.

Sensitive

If you are sensitive, you care about other people's feelings.

Devoted

If you are devoted to someone, you love and want to take care of that person.

Alarmed

If you are alarmed, you feel scared or worried.

Mysterious

If something is mysterious, it is strange or puzzling.

Overjoyed

When you are overjoyed, you are very, very happy.

 

 

Lesson 22 – We’re Going on a Picnic

Incident

An incident is something unusual that happens and often is an accident.

Gradual

If something happens in a gradual way, it happens slowly.

Downpour

A downpour is a large amount of rain that falls in a short time.

Seek

When you seek something, you look

for it or try to find it.

Oblivious

If you are oblivious to something, you do not see it or realize it is happening.

Indecisive

When you are indecisive, you cannot make up your mind about something.

 

 

Lesson 23 – On Saturday

Asserted

If you asserted something, you said

in a strong way

what you believe.

Offended

If you feel offended,

you feel hurt or upset

by something someone did or said.

Retorted

If you retorted, you replied in an angry way to something someone else said.

Congenial

A congenial person is very nice and friendly.

Congregate

When people congregate at a place, they gather there and spend time there.

Cheerful

When you are happy and smiling, people say you are cheerful.

 

 

Lesson 24 – Mystery of a Night Song

Pleased

When you are pleased with something, you are happy with it.

Joy

When you feel joy, you feel very happy.

Stammered

If I stammered, I had a hard time speaking.  I kept stopping and repeating the same sounds without even knowing it.

Puzzling

When something is puzzling, it is confusing.

Probing

When you are probing, you are searching for answers.

Unrelenting

When you are unrelenting, you do not give up until you do what you wanted to do.

 

 

Lesson 25 – Amazing Animals

Deserve

If you deserve

something, you have worked hard to get it.

Usually

If you usually do something, you almost always do it.

Peaceful

When something is peaceful, it is calm

and quiet.

Variety

If there is a variety of something, there are many different kinds.

Incredible

If something is incredible, it is so amazing that it's hard to believe.

Typical

If something is typical, it usually happens this way.

 

 

Lesson 26 – Blast Off!

Fondly

When something is done fondly, it is done in a caring, loving or tender way.

Pale

If something is pale, it is very light or without much color.

Shadowy

If a place is shadowy, it is not in the light; it is shady.

Imaginative

If you are imaginative, you are good at

coming up with ideas and picturing things

in your mind.

Similar

If two things are similar, they are alike in some ways.

Affectionate

If you are affectionate, you like to show you

love someone by hugging or cuddling.

 

 

Lesson 27 – Ebb and Flo and the Baby Seal

Quivered

If something quivered, it shook, it shivered, or trembled quickly.

Wailed

If you wailed, you let out a long loud cry because you were upset about something or in pain.

Scattered

If things or people scattered, they went off in different directions.

Lonesome

If you are lonesome,

you feel lonely and

want company.

Elated

If you are elated, you are very happy and excited about something.

Hopeless

If something seems hopeless, you feel as if there is no chance that what you want to happen will happen.

 

 

Lesson 28 – Crayon Factory

Arrived

If you arrive at a place, you have come to

that place.

Familiar

If something is familiar, it is something you know very well.

Properly

If you do something properly, you do it the right way.

Anticipate

When you anticipate

a party, you look

forward to it.

Numerous

If you have numerous toys, you have

many toys.

Vibrant

If you shirt is vibrant, it

has bright or bold colors.

 

 

Lesson 29 – Sand Castle

Wriggle

When you wriggle, you move your body back and forth, as you do when you are squirming.

Prickly

Something that is

prickly is sharp and

hurts to touch.

Interested

When you are interested in something, you

want to do it or learn more about it.

Cooperative

A cooperative person works with others in a helpful way to do something.

Construct

When I construct something, I build it

or make it.

Assist

When I assist someone, I help them do something.

 

 

Lesson 30 – Frog and Toad

Seized

If you seized something, you grabbed it in a sudden strong way.

Tiresome

If something is

tiresome, it is boring.

Tremendous

If something is tremendous, it is very large and great.

Exhausted

If you are exhausted,

you are so tired you

can hardly move.

Outrageous

If something is outrageous, it is different in a shocking way.

Patient

If you are patient, you put up with things

without complaining.

 

 

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