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1. The Book That Saved the Earth http://www.opencourtresources.comhttp://www.opencourtresources.com
2. Story Vocabulary
3. era “use context clues”
The twentieth century was often
called the Era of the Book.
The book I am reading takes place during the Victorian Era.
era: a period of time in history,
usually beginning or ending on
an important date
4. insignificant - “use context clues and word structure”
I wish to be put in communication with . . .
The ridiculous little planet we are going to put under our generous rulership. You see how insignificant . . . the place is?
All living things are important. No living
thing is insignificant.
insignificant: not important.
5. primitive- “use context clues”
I want to invade that primitive ball of
mud called Earth before lunch.
Even primitive people living thousands
of years ago had star observations.
primitive: living in the ways of long
6. pantomimes “use context clues”
He bites down on corner of book, and pantomimes chewing and swallowing, while making terrible faces.
My favorite storyteller is one who pantomimes
a story instead of telling it.
pantomimes : uses bodily movements or facial expressions, instead of speech, to tell a story
7. cease “use context clues”
Cease laughter. Desist.
The principal ordered my class to cease talking and pay attention to the teacher.
cease: to bring an activity or action
to an end
8. Word Knowledge These words are synonyms. Synonyms are words that have the same or nearly the same meanings. What is the meaning of each pair? Can you think of other synonyms?
9. Word KnowledgeWhat do the following words have in common?
10. Word KnowledgeWhat do the following words have in common? certainly
11. Word KnowledgeWhat do the following words have in common? humor
12. Sentence Analysis Pay no attention to the insignificant details.
13. Sentence Analysis The twentieth century ended when the new millennium began.
14. Sentence Analysis “I’ve just run a long race,” she said slowly and certainly.
15. Sentence Analysis It is important to realize that a healthy diet is necessary.