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VOCABULARY

Build your students' understanding and retention of the key vocabulary words from the anthology selection with pictures.  Scroll down to find your grade level table.  Then click on the story title in the format that you prefer.

Contributions to this web page have been made by:

  • Michelle Howe, Capitol View Elementary, Des Moines, Iowa --NEW: FOCUS ON VOCABULARY WORDS FOR FOURTH GRADE THEME 2
  • Stephanie Mahin, Alvin Elementary, Santa Maria-Bonita School District
  • Sharleen Tansley, Mariposa Elementary, Ontario-Montclair School District
  • Kim-Loan Le, Elderberry Elementary, Ontario-Montclair School District
  • Linda Lidberg, Santa Maria-Bonita School District

 NOTE:  Vocabulary words and pictures that print on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch page, in landscape format, usually two or three words per page, will be found on the middle column link.  The alternate format (courtesy of Sharleen Tansley and Kim-Loan Le) produces an 8 1/2 by 11 inch page with words in each of four quadrants.  The pictures on the alternate format are usually a bit bigger. 

     

FIRST GRADE

Alternate format

Theme 1

Week 1, Story 1:  The Cat Sat

Part 1

Week 1, Story 2:  The Mat

Part 1

Week 2, Story 1:  Nan and Fan

Part 1

Week 2, Story 2:  We Can!

Part 1

Week 3, Story 1:  The Big Hit

Part 1

Week 3, Story 2:  Big Pig

Part 1

Theme 2

Week 1, Story 1:  The Box

Part 1       Part 2

Week 1, Story 2:  Wigs in a Box

Part 1

Week 2, Story 1:  What Can a Vet Do?

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2, Story 2:  Hot Fox Soup

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3, Story 1:  A Hut for Zig Bug

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3, Story 2:  The Rope Tug

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 3

Week 1:  Seasons

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Mr. C's Dinner

Part 1

Week 3:  What a Trip!

Part 1

Theme 4

Week 1:  Who's in the Family?

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  The Best Pet

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Bud's Day Out

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 5

Week 1:  Moving Day

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Me On the Map

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Week 3:  The Kite

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 6

Week 1:  The Sleeping Pig

Part 1        Part 2

Week 2:  EEK! There's a Mouse ...House

Part 1        Part 2

Week 3:  Red-Eyed Tree Frog Part 1

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

 

Week 3:  Red-Eyed Tree Frog Part 2

Theme 7

Week 1:  That Toad is Mine!

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Week 2:  Lost!

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Theme 8

Week 1:  The Forest

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Butterfly

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Johnny Appleseed

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 9

Week 1:  When I Am Old With You

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Week 2:  The New Friend

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  The Surprise Family

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Theme 10

Week 1:  Two Greedy Bears

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Week 2:  Fireflies for Nathan

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  The Hat

Part 1       Part 2

 

SECOND GRADE

Alternate format

Theme 1

Week 1:  Dragon Gets By

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Julius

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Mrs. Brown Went to Town

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 2

Week 1:  Henry and Mudge ...

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Exploring Parks with Ranger Docket

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Around the Pond

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 3

Week 1:  Chinatown

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  A Trip to the Firehouse

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Big Bushy Mustache

Part 1     Part 2

Week 4:  Jamaica Louise James

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 4

Week 1:  Officer Buckle and Gloria

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Ant

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  The Great Ball Game

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 5

Week 1:  Brothers and Sisters

      Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Jalapeno Bagels

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

Week 3:  Carousel

      Part 1     Part 2

Week 4:  Thunder Cake

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

Theme 6

Week 1:  The Art Lesson

      Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Moses Goes to a Concert

      Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  The School Mural

      Part 1     Part 2

   

THIRD GRADE

Alternate format

Theme 1

Week 1:  The Lost and Found

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  The Ballad of Mulan

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  The Waterfall

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 2

Week 1:  The Keeping Quilt

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Anthony Reynoso

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  The Talking Cloth

  Part 1     Part 2  

Week 4:  Dancing Rainbows

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

Theme 3

Week 1:  Dogzilla

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  The Mysterious Giant...

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Raising Dragons

Part 1     Part 2

Week 4:  The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 4

Week 1:  Nights of the Pufflings

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Seal Surfer

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Two Days in May

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 5

Week 1:  Across the Wide Dark Sea

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

Week 2:  Yummi and Halmoni's Trip

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Trapped by the Ice!

Part 1     Part 2

Theme 6

Week 1:  Pepita Talks Twice

Part 1     Part 2

Week 2:  Poppa's New Pants

Part 1     Part 2

Week 3:  Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Part 1     Part 2   Part 3

 

FOURTH GRADE

 Aternate Format  

Theme 1

Week 1:  Akiak

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Grandfather's Journey

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Finding the Titanic

Part 1       Part 2

Week 4:  By the Shores of Silver Lake

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 2

Week 1:  Tomas and the Library Lady

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Tanya's Reunion

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Boss of the Plains

 Part 1     Part 2     Part 3  

Week 4:  A Very Important Day

Part 1       Part 2

 Focus On:  Plays     NEW! Part 1     Part 2     Part 3

Theme 3

Week 1:  The Stranger

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Cendrillon

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Heat Wave!

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 4

Week 1:  My Name is Maria Isabel

Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Week 2:  Marven of the Great North Woods

Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Week 3:  The Last Dragon

 Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Week 4:  Sing to the Stars

 Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Theme 5

Week 1:  Happy Birthday, Dr. King

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Gloria Estefan

 Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Week 3:  Lou Gehrig:  The Luckiest Man

 Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Theme 6

Week 1:  Salmon Summer

Part 1       Part 2

Week 2:  Wildfires

 Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Week 3:  Skylark

Part 1       Part 2

 

FIFTH GRADE

Alternate Format

Theme 1

Week 1:  Earthquake Terror

 Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Week 2:  Eye of the Story:  Chasing Storms

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Volcanoes

Part 1       Part 2

Theme 2

Week 1:  Michelle Kwan:  Hero with a Heart

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 2:  La Bamba

Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  The Fear Place

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 4:  Mae Jemison:  Space Scientist

Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Theme 3

Week 1:  And Then What Happened, Paul...

Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 2:  Katie's Trunk

Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 3:  James Forten

Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Theme 4

Week 1:  Mariah Keeps Cool

Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 2:  Mom's Best Friend

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 3:  Yang the Second and Her Secret...

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 4:  Dear Mr. Henshaw

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Theme 5

Week 1:  A Boy Called Slow

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 2:  Pioneer Girl

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 3:  Black Cowboy, Wild Horses

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 4:  Elena

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Theme 6

Week 1:  The Grizzly Bear Family Book

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 2:  The Golden Lion Tamarin Comes Home

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 3:  My Side of the Mountain

Part 1     Part 2

 

SIXTH GRADE

Alternate Format

Theme 1

Week 1:  Hatchet

Part 1       Part 2  

Week 2:  Passage to Freedom

   Part 1       Part 2

Week 3:  Climb or Die

 Part 1  Part 2  Part 3

Week 4:  The True Confessions Charlotte Doyle

   Part 1       Part 2

Theme 2

Week 1:  Amelia Earhart - First Lady of Flight

 Part 1  Part 2   Part 3

Week 2:  The Girl Who Married the Moon

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Week 3:  Dinosaur Ghosts

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Theme 3

Week 1:  Where the Red Fern Grows

Part 1      Part 2

Week 2:  Last Summer with Maizon

Part 1      Part 2

Week 3:  The Challenge

Part 1      Part 2

Week 4:  The View from Saturday

Part 1      Part 2

Theme 4

Week 1:   Lost Temple of the Aztecs

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Week 2:  The Great Wall

  Part 1       Part 2      Part 3      Part 4

Week 3:  The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana...

 Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Theme 5

Week 1:   A Kind of Grace

 Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Week 2:  Under the Royal Palms

 Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Week 3:  Chuck Close, Up Close

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Theme 6

Week 1:  The Adventures of Sojourner

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3    Part 4

Week 2:  Franklin R. Chang-Diaz

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Week 3:  Beneath Blue Waters

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

Week 4:  Out There

Part 1   Part 2  Part 3

 


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