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The Fire Builder Vocabulary. Open Court Reading 2002, 6 th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 1 Ms. Siriwardene Leland Street School. flue. “The Fire Builder” Vocabulary Words. self-pity. smoldered. vicious. skittered.

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the fire builder vocabulary

The Fire BuilderVocabulary

Open Court Reading 2002, 6th Grade

Unit 1, Lesson 1

Ms. Siriwardene

Leland Street School

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flue

“The Fire Builder”

Vocabulary Words

self-pity

smoldered

vicious

skittered

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The curve of the rock back made an almost perfect drawing flue that carried the smoke up through the cracks of the roof but held the heat.You must always open the flue, the pipe that lets smoke escape, before you make a fire in the fireplace.

flue

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context clues

Apposition

flue: a pipe or tube that lets smoke escape

self pity
self-pity

The pain filled his leg now, and with it came new waves of self-pity.

Brian learned that self-pity would not help him in his fight to survive.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context clues

Word structure

Self-pity: feeling sorry for oneself

smoldered
smoldered

The cloud of sparks rained down, most of them missing the nest, but some, perhaps thirty or so, hit in the depression and of those six or seven found fuel and grew, smoldered and caused the bark to take on the red glow.

The fire smoldered but never burst into flame.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context clues

smoldered: burned with a little smoke but no flame

vicious
vicious

In the past three days, he has been attacked by hordes of vicious mosquitoes and flies, has been racked with hunger, and has seen a bear.

A vicious lion chased the young zebra.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context clues

vicious: savagely fierce

skittered
skittered

Now he screamed, with the pain and fear, and skittered on his backside up into the corner of the shelter, breathing through his mouth, straining to see, to hear.

The pebble skittered on top of the surface of the pond.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context clues

skittered: glided lightly and quickly over a surface