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Priscilla, Meet Felicity Author: Kathleen LeverichIllustrator: Len Ebert

Friendship Unit

Third Grade

Ms. Sheida


  • Line 1: much mug hug chug thud

  • Line 2: thing wring wreck check

  • Line 3: bath with wrench lunch

  • Line 4: cannot salad pocket desktop

  • Sentence 1: “But my desk is much nicer.”

Common Nouns vs. Proper Nouns

Brainpop Jr. movie…

Brian P. Cleary Book

Common/Proper Match

How can we figure out the meaning of a word?

  • apposition – the definition of a word is found between two commas.

  • base words

  • prefixes

  • suffixes

  • context clues – to help you figure out the meaning of a word, look at the other words in the sentence as clues.

    Ms. Sheida turned on the yacker tracker because the commotion, noise, in the classroom was getting too loud.

Priscilla, Meet FelicityVocabulary


Father held my baby sister’s hand and coaxed her to try to walk.


Definition- gently talked someone into doing something that he or she wasn’t sure about doing.

Base + Suffix- coax + ed

Synonym- persuaded, urged, sweet-talked


Part of Speech- verb


The soldiers fought bravely in the battle against their enemy.


Definition- a person who is hurtful or unfriendly on purpose.

Synonym- foe, opponent


Part of Speech- noun


My friend nudged me with his elbow to wake me up from my daydream.


Definition- pushed someone gently to get his or her attention.

Base + Suffix- nudge + ed

Synonym- poked, tapped


Part of Speech- verb


My party dress has lots of ribbons and lace, but my ordinary dresses are not so fancy.


Definition- plain, not fancy; not very special, regular

Synonym- plain, common

Antonym-special, extraordinary

Part of Speech- adjective

ordinary vs. extraordinary


I was being selfish by not sharing my piggy bank with my brother.


Definition- thinking only of oneself, not of others.

Base + Suffix- self + ish (-ish means having that quality of the base word)

Synonym- greedy

Antonym-unselfish, generous

Part of Speech- adjective


Mr. Anderson gave me a stern look when I threw the empty can in the street instead of the dropping it in the recycle bin.


Definition- strict

Synonym- strict

Antonym-nice, easy, kind

Part of Speech- adjective


End of Vocabulary…


What holds water, yet is full of holes?

There are 3 types of sentences

  • Statements/Telling sentences (ends with a .)

  • Asking sentences (ends with a ?)

  • Sentences that show strong feeling (ends with a !)

    1. We are enemies .?!

    2. You must fell just awful.?!

    3. Priscilla took a deep breath.?!

Multiple-Meaning Words

  • Multiple-Meaning words are words that have more than one meaning or definition. Some words have different meanings in different sentences.

  • Examples:

  • park

  • change

  • coat

  • tag

Priscilla, Meet Felicity

  • Genre- Realistic Fiction

  • Point of View- Third Person

  • Author’s Purpose- Entertain

    This story is told in third person, by a narrator. It focuses on Priscilla, and her “friendship” with Felicity Doll whom she meets on the first day of school. Priscilla must be clever in order to handle a difficult situation…

Building BackgroundGood readers relate what they already know to what they are reading.

  • Does anyone remember how they felt on the first day of school?

  • How does it feel to meet new people?

  • How do you know who to choose as a friend?

  • How can you tell if a friend is “fake”?

    Let’s read about the

    Author and Illustrator…

Clues, Problems, Wonderings

Let’s browse through the first two pages of Priscilla, Meet Felicity and look for clues about the story, problems you may have while reading the story, and wonderings you have about the story.


  • Onomatopoeia are words that imitate the sound it represents. They are words that describe a sound.

  • Examples:

  • Meow

  • Vroom

  • Screech

  • Squeak

  • Bzzz

  • Baa Baa

Who can find onomatopoeia in the story Priscilla, Meet Felicity?


  • Line 1: shop ship hitch hutch shut

  • Line 2: hang rang wrong phonics

  • Line 3: hands beds desks things

  • Line 4: Felicity’s friend’s girl’s Priscilla’s

  • Sentence 1: Priscilla stuck her fork prongs into the tablecloth.

Vocabulary Match







getting someone to do something they may not have wanted to do

plain, not fancy or decorated

a person who is mean on purpose.


giving a light touch in order to get a person’s attention

greedy and spoiled

Sentence Match





I ________ my dog to come by giving him a bone.

My mom said to put on an ______ white shirt over my dress, so that I wouldn’t get it dirty.

I would rather have a friend than an _______.

My dad said not to be ________ and to share my cupcake with my sister.


  • An adjective describes a noun.

  • It tells how something looks, tastes, smells, or sounds.

    In my story, a scaly monster appears on a crowded beach. It has a small head and a scary growl.

Brian P. Cleary Book

Adjective Sheet +

Brainpop Movie…

The End!


The more you take,

the more you leave behind.

What are they?

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