How Animals Talk Robust Vocabulary Grade 3 Theme 2 Lesson 8
How Animals Talk Robust Vocabulary Day 1 Read Aloud, Weird Friends
charging • The crocodile went charging home because its nest was in danger.
charging • If an animal is charging, it is rushing or moving quickly towards something or someone.
Say the word charging
charging • If a strange dog were charging you, would you run or stand still?
Name the word • If an animal is rushing or moving quickly towards something or someone, it is …
ferocious • The ferociouscrocodile protected the “water thick-knees” bird.
ferocious • A ferocious animal is angry and dangerous.
Say the word ferocious
ferocious • Are most dogs you know gentle or ferocious?.
Name the word • An animal that is angry and dangerous is …
ferocious • Name some ferocious animals. • Choose one of the ferociousanimals and write a sentence about that animal.
How Animals Talk Robust Vocabulary Day 2
communicate • When two people or animals communicate, they share information.
Say the word communicate
communicate • Do you communicate well with animals?
flick • When you flick something, you move it or snap it quickly.
Say the word flick
flick • Do you ever flick your tongue across your lips when your are nervous?
signal • A signal is a sound or an action that sends a message.
Say the word signal
alert • If you alert people to something, you get their attention and let them know to be careful.
Say the word alert
signal, alert • How does a rattlesnake signal an alert when someone is too close?
chatter • When animals chatter, they repeat their sounds quickly.
Say the word chatter
chatter • Why is it not a good idea to chatter in the library?
grooms • When an animal grooms itself, it makes itself neat and clean.
Say the word grooms
grooms • How do cats groomthemselves?
Expand Word MeaningsAfter reading page 226 • What signal would you give a friend if you saw a sea turtle? • Why do sea turtles flick sand over their eggs?
Expand Word MeaningsAfter reading page 226 • How might a ranger alert people?
Expand Word MeaningsAfter reading page 227 • How do terns and noddies communicate?
Expand Word MeaningsAfter reading page 227 • What could visitors be saying as they chatter?
Expand Word MeaningsAfter reading page 227 • Why would the songbird groom itself?
Expand Word MeaningsAfter reading pages 226 -227 • Word Scribe • Your mission this week is to use the Robust Vocabulary Words in your writing. For example, write about a time when you saw animals communicate with each other. Read what you write to a classmate.
dominant • Two bull elks crash horns to see who is dominant.
After reading main selection, How Animals Talk, pages 228 - 245 dominant • The strongest or most powerful member of a group is dominant.
Say the word dominant
dominant • Which is dominanta puppy or a grown cat?
Name the word The strongest or most powerful member of a group is …
conflict • Two artic hares hit each other because they are in a conflict.
conflict • If two animals are fighting, they are in a conflict.
Say the word conflict
conflict • Do you talk about a conflict, or argue about it?
Name the word If two animals are fighting, they are in a …
Practice/Apply • Think about dominant animals and some conflicts that they might get into. • Briefly describe an animal or a conflict, using vivid or precise words.
Practice/Apply • Write one sentence for each robust vocabulary word in your reading notebook.
How Animals Talk Robust Vocabulary Day 3 Review