Arthur’s Reading Race. *Robust Vocabulary*. Created By: Agatha Lee July 2008. ignore. Ignore means to NOT pay attention. ignore. My mother told me to ignore my baby brother’s crying. Would you ignore a phone ringing? Would you ignore a T.V. commercial?. ignore.
Created By: Agatha Lee
Ignore means to NOT pay attention.
My mother told me to ignore
my baby brother’s crying.
Would you ignore a phone ringing?
Would you ignore a T.V. commercial?
*What are some reasons
to ignore something?
*Why might you ignore a friend?
*Would you be happy or sad if
someone chose to ignore you?
Dangerous means something that is
likely to cause harm or injury.
Alligators are dangerous animals.
Would it be more dangerous to jump rope
or jump off a trampoline?
Is it dangerous to ride your
bicycle without a helmet?
*Name some things that
might be dangerous.
* What types of dangerous things
are shown on television?
*What animals do you know
about that are dangerous?
Style means you have a certain
way of doing something.
The teacher told the student to
practice his reading style.
My running style is
slow and steady.
*Name someone whose
singing style you like.
* If someone reads slowly and never changes his or her voice, then would the person’s reading style be interesting? Why or why not?
Passion means you do something with
energy and strong feelings.
My mother read with such passion that I couldn’t wait for her to read it again.
Do you have a passion for playing soccer?
Is your passion to create
things out of Legos?
*What are some things
you do with passion?
* Would you be excited or bored doing something you have a passion for?
Challenge means you ask
someone to be in a contest.
D.W. accepted Arthur’s
challenge to read ten words.
Would you want to challenge someone to jump rope fifty times or read fifty words?
Would you challenge your
teacher to a race?
*If you were playing in a pool, what might you challenge your friends to do? What if you were playing in a yard?
* How might you feel if you were challenged to do something you are good at?
*What if you were challenged to do something you aren’t good at?
Underestimate means when you think that something will be easier than it really is.
Arthur underestimated D.W.
Have you ever underestimated how long it would take you to do your homework?
Did you underestimate how long it would
take you to clean your room?
*What might happen if you are walking your dog and you underestimate how strong your dog is?
* Why could it be hurtful
to underestimate someone?
Proficient means you are very
good at doing something.
Arthur became a proficient reader
by reading all the time.
Is it more likely for a child to be a
proficient pilot or a proficient student?
What are you proficient at?
* Name some things you
are proficient at doing.
* What could you do to make yourself proficient at playing a sport?
* What is a proficient reader able to do?
Heed means to pay attention. It means you will listen to a warning and use it to help you do something.
Arthur did not heed the warning
on the “Wet Paint” sign.
Which are you more likely to heed-
a warning from a parent
or a warning from a friend?
*What could happen if you didn’t heed a warning about a dangerous situation?
*Tell about a time when it was
important to heed someone’s advice.
play with matches?
a ________ for art.
_________ the loud children.
playing the piano?
to a pie-eating contest.
unique writing ________.