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Sarah, Plain and Tall Story Vocabulary. feisty. energetic. pesky. mild mannered. troublesome. Open Court 4 th Grade Unit 1 Risks and Consequences Lesson 3 Sarah, Plain and Tall Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary. feisty “use context clues”.

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Sarah, Plain and Tall Story Vocabulary

feisty

energetic

pesky

mild mannered

troublesome

Open Court 4th Grade Unit 1 Risks and Consequences

Lesson 3 Sarah, Plain and Tall Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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feisty“use context clues”

Papa was late because his colt was acting feisty.

The feisty little dog strained at her leash during the walk.

feisty - full of energy

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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energetic “use context clues”

My brother John’s wife-to-be is young and energetic.

Jimmy had a cold and was not very energetic.

energetic- having energy; spirited

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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pesky“use context clues”

“What if she thinks we are loud and pesky?” asked Caleb.

The golfer was angered by the pesky rabbit on the golf course.

Pesky- annoying

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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mild mannered“use context clues”

I am strong and I work hard, but I am not mild mannered.

Paul remained mild mannered even when his plane was late.

mild mannered- gentle in nature

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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troublesome“use context clues”

Sometimes Caleb can be troublesome.

The students who passed notes in class were rude and troublesome.

troublesome-

causing problems or difficulties

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Ordinal numbers

First second third fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth

eleventh

fourth

4th Grade

fortieth

Can you think of any other ordinal numbers that end with th?

thirteenth

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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The suffix –ly is added to each of the following words. Identify each root word.

lately

carefully

seriously

softly

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Prefix- an addition to the beginning of the word (re- to do again)

reshingle - to shingle again

refill - to fill again

rewrite - to write again

redo - to do it again

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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Notice how the words below change when the suffix –etic is added to the root word.

Use each word below in an oral sentence.

Noun:

Adjective:

energy

energetic

sympathy

sympathetic

poetry

poetic

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These words from the story contain /e/ spelled ea or ie.

eager

married

seal

prairie

sneak

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Most seals live in water and have flippers for feet.

What sound do the letters, ea, have in the word seals?

Long e

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This dog is Caleb’s fourth collie.

Pick out the ordinal number in the sentence.

fourth

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Look for the –ly suffix.

“Will she like us?” asked Caleb very softly.

Identify the word with the suffix –ly.

softly

What is the root word?

soft

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Sarah is more energetic

this morning.

Identify the word with the –etic suffix.

energetic

What is the root word?

energy

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary

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Prairie

A prairie is an extensive, level or slightly rolling, mostly treeless tract of land in the Mississippi valley, characterized by a highly fertile soil and originally covered with course grasses. --Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1997

"Outside the prairie reached out and touched the places where the sky came down.”

--Sarah, Plain and Tall, (p.5 in chapter book)

Melissa Lape – Wilson Elementary