by James Howe

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 Chapter 1
 Chapter 2
 Chapter 3
 Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
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Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Chapter 1 Pod Cast

Read Chapter 1:  Complete the worksheet. All Short answer questions but include the question stem and be answered in complete sentences.
 Chapter 1 Podcast

1. admonition - a warning or reminder

2. reverie - day dream, pleasant, distant thought

3. tranquil - calm, quiet

4. decipher   - find the meaning of

5. mongrel - dog or animal of mixed breeding



Chapter 2

 Chapter 2 Pod Cast

Read Chapter 1:  Complete the worksheet. All Short answer questions but include the question stem and be answered in complete sentences.

1. supernatural - unearthly

2. eerie - strange

3. compelled - forced

4. sustenance - nourishment; food

5. aura - air


Chapter 3

 Chapter 3 Pod Cast

1. energetic -vigorous, active

2. indulgent - yielding to someone's wishes, permissive

3. wafted- blown lightly

4. idiotic - senselessly foolish; stupid

5. significant- important; consequential


Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Pod Cast

 How To Use A Dictionary

 Using A Dictionary - Think Quest
 Using A Dictionary PPT 
 Using Dictionary Vocab Practice WS
 Guide Words Practice Page
 Quia Guide Words Practice
 More Than 1 Meaning
 Guide Words WS
 Guide Word Centers

Use the class dictionary to look up the meaning of these words.
1. scholarly

2. sauntered

3. aghast

4. taut


 Figures of Speech PPT

 Onomatopoea- Definition
 Onomatopoeia Poetry & Practice
 Onomatopoeia Practice...
 ABC Teach WS
 Interactive Practice
 O ppt
 Onomatopoea Words&Sounds
 Examples in Sentences
 Lists of O words
 Mrs. Dowlings's O Practice
 O Worksheet
 Reader's Theater Practice

Chapter 5

 Chapter 5 Podcast

1. blight - any of several diseases that wither or kill plants

2. organic - natural, made from living things.

3. grimace - expression that shows strong negative feelings

4. menacingly - in a threatening evil way.

5. nursing - taking care of oneself

6. immobile - incapable of moving or being moved.

7. feline - of the cat family

8. listless - having little interest in anything.

Chapter 6

 Chapter 6 Pod Cast

1. Emanated  - came forth from something

2. Pathetic - pitiful, causing others to feel sympathy

3. Pendant - hanging ornament such as a locket

4. Scruff - loose skin that covers the back part of the neck

5. Verbalized - said aloud, put into words

Chapter 7
 Ch 7 podcast


1.  Exemplary  - disgraceful

2.  Devious  - honest

3.  Listless - lively

4.  Commotion  -  calm

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Chapter 8

1. bewilderment- state of being confused

2. imminent - about to occur

3.  isolating - to set apart from others

4. nabbed- seized or grabbed

5. petrified - to be unable to move on, or act,  because of fear or surprise

6. predicament- a situation that may be unpleasant

7. stealthily- acting with quiet caution or sneakily

8.  over wrought - too nervous or excited; strained; tense.

9. disaster -a happening that causes much damage or suffering; as a flood or earthquake; catastrophe

10. psychiatrist - a doctor who takes care of people who are mentally ill

11. reluctance - not wanting to do something; unwilling.

12. narrative - a story; a report of happenings; tale.


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Chapter 9

1. resolved happily  -settled or solved in a good way
2. consumed my thoughts  - filled one's mind
3. fraught with complications -loaded with problems
4. emotionally overwrought - overcome by feelings

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