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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.

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arthur s reading race
Arthur’s Reading Race
  • *Robust Vocabulary*

Created By: Agatha Lee

July 2008

ignore
ignore

Ignore means to NOT pay attention.

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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?

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ignore

*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
dangerous

Dangerous means something that is

likely to cause harm or injury.

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dangerous

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?

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dangerous

*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
style

Style means you have a certain

way of doing something.

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style

The teacher told the student to

practice his reading style.

My running style is

slow and steady.

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style

*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
passion

Passion means you do something with

energy and strong feelings.

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passion

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?

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passion

*What are some things

you do with passion?

* Would you be excited or bored doing something you have a passion for?

challenge
challenge

Challenge means you ask

someone to be in a contest.

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challenge

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?

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challenge

*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
underestimate

Underestimate means when you think that something will be easier than it really is.

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underestimate

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?

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underestimate

*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
proficient

Proficient means you are very

good at doing something.

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proficient

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?

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proficient

* 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?

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heed

Heed means to pay attention. It means you will listen to a warning and use it to help you do something.

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heed

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?

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heed

*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.

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My mom _______________ how long it would take to clean the house.

A. heed

B. underestimated

C. proficient

D. challenged

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Is it ___________ to

play with matches?

A. style

B. ignore

C. passion

D. dangerous

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Mrs. Gabriel has

a ________ for art.

A. style

B. proficient

C. passion

D. heed

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The teacher tried to

_________ the loud children.

A. ignore

B. heed

C. dangerous

D. challenge

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Are you _______ at

playing the piano?

A. dangerous

B. passion

C. challenge

D. proficient

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My sister _________ me

to a pie-eating contest.

A. challenged

B. ignored

C. heed

D. underestimated

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Mo Willems has a

unique writing ________.

A. passion

B. proficient

C. style

D. dangerous