Vocabulary for
By Cynthia Rylant
Meet the Author :
• Cynthia Rylant was born in Hopewell,
Virginia, on June 6, 1954. She grew up
with her mother and grandparents in
Beaver, West Virginia.
• Growing up, she liked comic books, pets,
pajama parties, and the Beatles.
• Now Cynthia Rylant lives in Oregon with
her son and two cats.
• "Playing is the greatest training you
can have for being a writer."
Meet the illustrator :
• Mark Teague and his family live in upstate New
York. He worked in a bookstore after college.
His job was to set up the books for display.
• The children's books made him remember his
childhood. As a boy, he had written his own
stories and drawn pictures for them.
• Working in the bookstore inspired Mark Teague.
He soon began his grown-up career as a writer
and illustrator of children's books.
• Today, he illustrates his own and other authors'
books.
Genre – Fiction
Sometimes characters in
fiction are funny.
Look for:
•Things that a character does
or says that are funny.
•Other funny parts of the
story.
Story Summary: Poppleton goes
shopping for a bed and makes sure
that he gets the perfect one.
Pop Quiz
• What does the author do?
• He or she writes the stories.
• What does the illustrator do?
• He or she draws takes the
pictures.
1. Put your reading book on your
desk.
2.Open your book to the
glossary. (The glossary is on page
263 in the back of your reading book.)
3.When you see the word
“Glossary,” get ready to find
the word.
Brought
brought
brought - did bring
The little boy brought his mom a
2
valentine.
Read read
read understood
words by
looking
1
Milly likes to read books.
Few
few
few - not
many
Mrs. Mutner likes to go over a few of
3
her
classroom rules.
Boy boy
boy - a young
man
The boy is taking his dog for a
4
walk.
Head
head - top part
of body
The legend says
that Johnny
Appleseed wore a
pot on his head.
4
head
• Say the words.
• Read the sentences.
• Fill in the blank.
Sam wants to catch a _______
crickets so he can go fishing.
brought
few
boy
head
read
Betsy likes to
______ to her bears.
few
read
brought
head
boy
The
ostrich
buries
his
______
in the
sand.
head
read
boy
brought
few
Look what the tide ________ in.
brought
boy
head
read
few
read
few
brought
boy
head
The _____ is
walking in the
rain.
1. brought - did bring
2. few - not many
3. boy - a young man
4. head - top part of body
5. read - understood words by
looking
Match the words to its meaning.
1. brought _
D
A.- understood
words by looking
2. boy __
C
B.– not many
3. head __
E
C.- a young man
4. read __
A
5. few __
B
D.- did bring
E.- top part of
body
Say the Sight
Words
brought
head
few
those
talk
boy
any
were
think
elephant
New words in the story:
“Poppleton Everyday”
decided
buy
closed
since
grown-up
store
certainly
right
asked
saleslady
smile
followed
biggest
vast
enormous
size
climbed
edge
both
bottom
air
different
twenty
propped
pillows
crackers
crumbs
watched
checked
pardon
Word Power
That pig is no longer a boy, but he’s
acting like one! I brought him a
book. He read a few pages. I
even brought him crackers. Look
at him now! He is lying on his
head. What is he doing?
Anne Miller
Web Links
You should be able to click on these sites and go to them by pointing and
clicking.
Word Endings -ED and -ING Practice #1
1st Grade Language skills (Nouns Person, Place Or Thing, More with Nouns
and Pronouns , Contraction, ABC Order, Rhyming Words, Describing Words
(Adjectives), Sentences (Capitalization and Punctuation), Antonyms and
Synonyms)
Describing Words That Compare
Troublesome Words
More Troublesome Words
Vocabulary Practice:
Which word fits? 1
Which word fits? 2
Story Practice:
Poppleton Every Day 1
Poppleton Every Day 2
Fun links for “Poppleton Everyday”
• Farms: Pigs
• The Joy of Pigs – videos on pigs
• Ziggy and Flower's Bedtime
(Popbelly pigs)
• POT BELLY PIG PICTURES
• Charlotte's Web website
• Charlotte's Web abc teach
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