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  1. The Pine Park Mystery Vocabulary

  2. About the Book Author:Tracy West Illustrated byMary GrandPre The author writes the stories. The illustrator draws the pictures. Summary:It is a sunny day in Pine Park and the people of the town are out enjoying it. Suddenly things begin disappearing. They soon find out why!

  3. Genre –It is a play. A play is a story that can be acted out. • Look for: • Words that tell the characters’ actions and feelings. • A plot divided into scenes.

  4. Tracy West • As a child, Tracey West loved reading so much that she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Tracey West studied journalism at college. She has been a newspaper reporter and a book editor. • She likes to collect comic books, grow herbs, and walk in the woods. • Now she lives outside of New York City with her husband, her dog, Tisha, and her cat, Elvira. • "Reading has been one of my favorite things to do since second grade."

  5. Vocabulary

  6. caused • Cause - made something happen The rain caused puddles.

  7. clasp • Clasp is a small hook that holds parts together. The clasp on this bracelet is broken.

  8. confused • Confused - to be uncertain or unclear about something Bob was very confused when he tried to teach himself to speak German.

  9. cornered • Cornered - to get a person or an animal into a situation or position that is a trap Sam Sam had Max cornered behind the door. Max

  10. objects • Objects - things that you can see and touch but are not alive The objects in this picture are very old Indian weapons.

  11. removes • Removes - takes away Lorie removes the dirt from Daisy with the water hose.

  12. typical • Typical - normal or usual for a kind of thing Alligators are NOT typical pets to have.

  13. Vocabulary Review • Say the words. • Read the sentence. • Fill in the blank.

  14. It is _______ for Dad to watch football on Sunday afternoons. • confused • cornered • objects • typical • clasp • caused • removes

  15. Simba was ________ by the mean hyenas. • cornered • removes • caused • confused • objects • typical • clasp

  16. The smart bird could lift the _____ on his cage and fly free. • confused • cornered • clasp • objects • removes • typical • caused

  17. The glue _________ the pictures to stick to the paper. • clasp • objects • typical • cornered • removes • caused • confused

  18. The monkey was __________ when the wind blew his cap away. • caused • confused • typical • clasp • objects • cornered • removes

  19. My teacher _________ children from the classroom who refuse to do their work. • objects • confused • caused • cornered • clasp • typical • removes

  20. How many _________ do you see in this picture? • typical • clasp • caused • cornered • confused • objects • removes

  21. Match the meaning to the word. • - a small hook that holds parts together • -to be uncertain or unclear about something • -to get a person or an animal into situation or position that is a trap • -things that you can see and touch but are not alive • - takes away • - normal or usual for a kind of thing • - made something happen G • caused ___ • confused ___ • typical__ • clasp ___ • objects ___ • cornered___ • removes ____ caused confused typical clasp objects cornered removes B F A D C E

  22. WEBSITES • Building Background • Reading Skills • Test Tutor • Other Activities • Backyard Birds • All About Birds • Bird Printouts (click link to printouts) • Video:  Mynah Bird • Kid's Mysteries • Online Quiz • Bird's Nests • Edible Bird's Nests • Helping Birds Build A Nest • Matching Words

  23. More Websites • Prefixes games!: • Game 1: Prefix Builder • Game 2: Prefix Catch • Game 3: Constructing Prefixes (matching) • Game 4: Prefix and Suffix Machine! • Prefixes at Work • The Pine Park Mystery Kids' Page

  24. The End Tweaked by Anne Miller