Concept vocabulary Familiar – well known **The story was familiar to me. Murmur a soft, steady sound that rises and falls a little and goes on without breaks **There was a murmur of excitement in the class. Shreds very little bits; scraps **I dropped the glass and shreds went everywhere!
Vocabulary Cotton Festival Graceful Handkerchief Paces Pale Rhythm Snug
cotton Cloth made from soft, white fibers that grow in branches on the cotton plant
festival A program of entertainment often held annually
graceful Beautiful in form or movement
handkerchief A soft, usually square piece of cloth used for wiping your nose, face or hands
pale Not bright; dim
rhythm The natural strong beat that some music or poetry has
snug Fitting your body closely
Vocabulary Comprehension Did Sukis grandmother take her to a festival or a playground? Is Sukis kimono made of cotton or silk? Do you hold a handkerchief in your hand or in your mouth? Do dancers move with rhythm or rhyme? Are Sukis dance movements graceful or clumsy? Did Suki and her grandmother go to a festival or a store?
More Words to Know Approve – to think well of something; to favor something **The teacher will approve of your work. Ignored – paid no attention to **We ignored the noise in the hallway. Straightening – to make straight; to uncurl **I am straightening my hair for the beauty pageant.
Complete the sentence: 1)We have a Strawberry _________ every year in May. 2)The band kept _______ while they marched. 3)In the south, farmers grow _______. It is used to make clothing. 4) The swan was _______ as it glided through the water.
Complete the sentence: 5) He had been very sick and looked very _______. 6) The Army ________ in rhythm: left, right, left, right. 7) My grandfather keeps a _________ in his suit coat pocket in case he sneezes. 8) I feel ______ under the blanket.