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Grade 3, Theme 1, Officer Buckle and Gloria

Vocabulary Words


department

a separate part of a large organization, such as a government or business

audience

a group of people who gather to see or hear a performance, such as a play

obeys

carries out wishes, orders, or instructions

commands

directions or orders

expression

a way of speaking that shows feeling

accident

something bad that happens without being planned

noticed

became aware of; saw for the first time


 


Grade 3, Theme 1, Pepita Talks Twice

Vocabulary Words


stubborn

headstrong or unyielding

grumble

a silent complaint

mumbled

said in a low, unclear way

exploded

burst apart

darted

moved swiftly

streak

a quick flash of movement

languages

systems of sounds and symbols used to communicate ideas



Grade 3, Theme 1, Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective

Vocabulary Words


detective

a person who solves mysteries

specific

exact

positive

completely sure

case

a mystery or problem a detective is working to solve

returned

brought back

definitely

surely

assistant

a person who helps someone do a job


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 1, Allie's Basketball Dream

Vocabulary Words


professional

doing something as a job

familiar

known well or recognized

captain

the leader of a group

pretended

made believe

aimed

pointed one thing at another

monitor

a person who watches over something


 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 1, The Olympic Games: Where Heroes Are Made

Vocabulary Words


ancient

very old

host

one who provides the place for an event

stadium

an arena or building with rows of seats built around a field

compete

to take part with others in a contest of skill

earned

gained as the result of effort

record

the best performance in a competition

ceremonies

formal acts performed in honor of an occasion

medals

small, flat pieces of metal given as awards


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Turtle Bay

Vocabulary Words


message

information that is passed on to someone

litter

trash left on the ground

trained

taught a person or animal how to do something

patiently

in a way that shows a person is able to wait without complaining

wise

able to understand important things

eager

full of energy and desire to do something


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome

Vocabulary Words


splinters

sharp, thin pieces that have been broken off something

telegraph

a device used to send words in code from one place to another

trail

a path through the wilderness

guided

led others to where they needed to go

drifts

large piles of snow heaped up by the wind

temperature

the measure of how hot or cold something is


 

 

 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Wild Shots, They're My Life

Vocabulary Words


curious

full of questions

collapsed

fell

marine

(adj.) found in the sea

delicate

easily broken

creature

animal

survived

lived



Grade 3, Theme 2, Little Grunt and the Big Egg

Vocabulary Words


brunch

a meal that comes between breakfast and lunch

peaceful

calm and quiet

omelet

eggs that are beaten with other ingredients and cooked

erupting

blowing out lava, rocks, and gases from a volcano

lava

hot, melted rock that pours from an erupting volcano

escape

to get away from danger


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Rosie, a Visiting Dog's Story

Vocabulary Words


firm

stern or commanding

confident

sure of oneself, certain

comfortable

at ease in mind or body

approach

to come close to

equipment

the things needed or used for a particular purpose

program

structured course of activities or training

appointment

arrangement for a meeting at a specific time


 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, The Stories Julian Tells

Vocabulary Words


beyond

past

collection

similar items chosen to save

mustache

something, usually hair, between the nose and the lips

seriously

thoughtfully

fastened

attached

cartwheel

handspring that turns sideways


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, The Talent Show

Vocabulary Words


gym

large room used for indoor sports

perform

to take part in a public show

prefer

to like better than something else

recite

to repeat from memory

enjoying

having a good time; taking pleasure in

billions

a very, very large number of things

roam

to wander; to move around without a purpose


 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, Ramona Forever

Vocabulary Words


glanced

took a quick look

comfort

someone or something that makes you feel better

longed

wanted very much

contagious

able to spread by contact

prescription

a doctor's written instructions for taking medicine

attention

thoughtful care or kindness

unexpected

not expected; surprising


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, Sayings We Share: Proverbs and Fables

Vocabulary Words


summoned

called to come

fortunate

lucky

generation

people who all grow up at about the same time

persistently

repeatedly, without giving up

faithful

loyal

illuminated

lit up; made brighter


 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 1, Papa Tells Chita a Story

Vocabulary Words


colonel

a person with a certain rank, or position in an army

soldier

a person who serves in the army

urgent

in need of immediate action or attention; pressing

brambles

prickly plants or bushes

stumbling

moving in an unsteady way

outstretched

extended; stretched forward

weary

tired


 


Grade 3, Theme 1, Coyote Places the Stars

Vocabulary Words


canyon

a narrow valley with steep sides

pride

a feeling of happiness and satisfaction about doing something well

swiftly

very quickly

skillful

showing skill; showing a talent for doing something well

feast

a special celebration with a large amount of food

gazing

looking with a long, steady stare

arranged

put in some kind of order


 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 1, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

Vocabulary Words


satisfied

having one's needs or desires fulfilled

duty

job or responsibility

council

meeting called to find answers

mischief

behavior that causes problems for others

nonsense

words or ideas that are foolish and have no real meaning

tidbit

small piece of something


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 1, Lon Po Po

Vocabulary Words


delighted

very happy

dusk

the time in the evening just before it gets dark

embraced

hugged

latch

to close a door with a moveable bar that fits into a slot

tender

easy to chew, soft

brittle

easily broken or snapped

cunning

able to fool or trick; sly or clever


 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 1, The Crowded House

Vocabulary Words


wits

mind, the ability to think

wailing

(noun) a loud, long cry expressing unhappiness or pain

faring

getting along

advice

opinion about how to solve a problem

dreadful

very bad

farewell

good-bye


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Leah's Pony

Vocabulary Words


county

a section of a state

auctioneer

a person who is hired to run a public sale

bid

the amount of money that is offered to buy something

clutched

held tightly

glistened

shone or sparkled

galloped

ran at a horse's or pony's top speed


 

 

 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Yippee-Yay! A Book About Cowboys and Cowgirls

Vocabulary Words


ranchers

people who own a large farm for raising animals

tending

taking care of

profit

money gained by selling something

corral

a fenced-in space for farm animals

stray

wandering or lost

market

a public place where goods are sold


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 2, Boom Town

Vocabulary Words


miners

people whose job is working in a mine to extract minerals or ores from the earth

nuggets

small chunks

skillet

heavy iron pan used for cooking and frying

stagecoach

horsedrawn vehicle with four wheels and a covered top

settle

to make a home in a new place

boom town

a community that experiences sudden and rapid growth

landmark

an object or feature that marks a boundary or identifies a place


 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, I'm in Charge of Celebrations

Vocabulary Words


admiring

looking at with wonder or respect

choosy

picky, hard to please

average

ordinary, not special

signal

to make known, to announce

tracks

prints left in the ground by an animal or person

celebrations

joyous events that honor holidays, achievements, or happy occasions


 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, Alejandro's Gift

Vocabulary Words


shunned

stayed away from

cherished

cared about deeply

growth

plant life growing in a certain area

windmill

a machine that uses wind to generate power

ample

more than enough

furrows

long, deep grooves cut into soil


 

 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, Rocking and Rolling

Vocabulary Words


edges

places where something ends

range

a line of mountains

peak

the top of a mountain

epicenter

the place on the earth's surface just above the center of an earthquake

magma

melted rock inside the earth

coast

land along the sea


 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, The Armadillo from Amarillo

Vocabulary Words


eventually

sometime in the future, finally

converse

talk to one another

continent

one of the seven large land areas on Earth

sphere

a round object like a ball; a planet

universe

everyting that exsists, including the sun, stars, all the planets, and outer space

homeward

towards home


 

 

 

 

 


Grade 3, Theme 3, Visitors from Space

Vocabulary Words


fluorescent

bright and glowing

force

power that causes motion or change

loops

moves in a circling way

nucleus

center of a comet

particles

tiny pieces

solar wind

continous flow of gases from the Sun