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. 

 

 

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.