2 Fretting“In the story, the author says that Camilla was fretting over what to wear. During the story, Camilla also fretted over what her friends would think of her.”
3 FrettingIf you are fretting over something, it means you were worried about something.You might fret if you lost your favorite toy. Your mom is fretting when sheworries about you getting sick.
4 Now you think of a reason you might fret over something Now you think of a reason you might fret over something. Turn and talk with your partner. Start your sentence with “I fret when ________.” “___________ makes me start fretting.”
5 ContagiousIn the story, the other parents were afraid that the stripes were contagious.
6 ContagiousIf you say that something is contagious, you mean that other people can easily get it just by being around it.
7 You should stay home when you are sick with the flu, because you are contagious and you could get other people sick. Sometimes yawning can be contagious because when one person yawns, other people start yawning.
8 Now think of something that is contagious Now think of something that is contagious. Turn and talk with your partner. Start your sentence with, “________ is contagious.” “I would be contagious is I ____________.”
9 RemedyIn the story, the author says that the Creams were given all kinds of remedies for Camilla.
10 RemedyIf you give someone a remedy, you give them a cure, or something that will fix them.”
11 Now you think of a remedy. Turn and talk with your partner Now you think of a remedy. Turn and talk with your partner. Start your sentence with I need a remedy when _________. A remedy that works for me is ___________.
12 impressIn the beginning of the story it says that Camilla didn’t eat the lima beans because she wanted to “fit in” with her friends and there were so many people to impress.
13 impressImpress is when we do something so someone will like use because of what we do or say. Camilla loved lima beans but her friends did not, so to impress them, she didn’t eat them.
14 Sometimes people do things that are not right, so they think people will like them like take drugs or be unkind to someone because someone tells them to. These are not “good” ways to impress people. We can impress people by doing good things like being kind to them when they need a friend or help them pick up their pencil when it falls on the floor.
15 Tell your partner something that would impress you that a friend might do to your or for you. Try to use the word impress in your sentence you could start by saying, “I would be impressed if…”
16 distractionIn the story the principal told Camilla’s mother that she couldn’t go to school the next day because “she’s too much of a distraction.”
17 distractionA distraction happens when your mind is totally pulled away from what you are presently doing or thinking about to something or somewhere else! Mrs. Jarrell might be teaching you how to clap the syllables for alligator and you aren’t clapping with the class because you’re thinking about the cool new video game or Barbie doll you got last night at your birthday party! You are distracted or your mind is pulled away to think of something other than clapping syllables.
18 Camilla was distracting all the students when her stripes kept changing to whatever the children said! It’s important for us not to get distracted when we are at school trying to learn what our teacher is teaching us.
19 vanishedAt the end of our story, after the old woman shared the lima beans with Camilla, our author says, “the old woman went outside and vanished into the crowd.”
20 Sometimes when I get embarrassed in front of my friends I wish I could vanish. Would you turn to the person next to you and tell them what you think vanished means. If you know what it means, tell them something you can think of that could vanish. Use the word in a sentence when you share.
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