• Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words:  Theme 1


    Lesson 1

    Ruby the Copycat




    pleasant- something that is pleasant is enjoyable and makes you happy.


    coincidence- a coincidence is when two things happen that seem to fit together but are not connected.


    modeled-  if you modeled something, you showed it so that other people could see it.


    loyal-  someone who is loyal stands by you in good times and bad.


    recited-  if you recited something, you memorized it and then spoke it aloud.


    murmur-  when people murmur, they speak so softly that they can hardly be heard.


    trudged-  if you walked slowly as though your feet were stuck in mud, you trudged.


    frustrated- when you try and try to do something and cannot, then you might feel frustrated.


    imitated-  if you copied what someone did or said, you imitated him or her.


    gushed- when you were excited about something and talked a lot about it, you gushed.



    Lesson 2

    The Day Eddie Met the Author



    assembly-  an assembly is a group of people who have gathered for a reason.


    plenty-  if you have plenty of something, you have more than enough.


    dismiss-  to dismiss is to give permission to leave.


    squirmed- if you squirmed in your seat, you kept wriggling around as if you were uncomfortable.


    patchwork-  patchwork is cloth made by sewing together small pieces of different fabrics.


    autographed- if you autographed something, you signed your name on it.


    conquer- when you conquer something, such as a problem or a fear, you win against it and over come it.


    resistance- when you feel resistance, you do not want something to happen.


    ponder- when you ponder, you take time to think about an idea.


    anticipation- when you feel anticipation, you feel excited because something is about to happen.





    Lesson 3

    Schools Around the World



    chore- chores are small jobs that you need to do but may not enjoy.


    certain- a certain thing is one particular thing.


    resource- resources are materials, money, and other things that can be used.


    culture- a culture is made up of a group’s customs and traditions.


    tutor-  a tutor is someone who helps another person with schoolwork.


    uniform- uniforms are clothes that all the people in a group wear so they are dressed alike.


    proper- something that is proper is the way it is supposed to be, or correct.


    boarding- when you are boarding someone, you are giving that person a place to live for a while.


    literacy- literacy is the ability to read and write.


    diverse- if a group of things is diverse, then the individual things in the group are different from each other.

    Lesson 4

    Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut



    talented- a talented person has the special ability to do something very well.


    apply- when you apply for a job, you are asking for work.


    research- research involves getting information about a question or topic.


    invention- an invention is something completely new that someone has made.


    hinder- when you hinder someone, you make it difficult or impossible for them to do something.


    disappointed- you are disappointed if you are unhappy about the way something turned out.


    persevere- you persevere when you keep trying to do something without giving up.


    confidence- if you are sure that everything will work out, you have confidence.


    ambitious- an ambitious person is eager to reach a goal.


    attain- when you reach a goal, you attain it.

    Lesson 5

    The School News




    viewers- viewers are people who watch something.


    survive- to survive is to remain alive, even after great difficulties.


    camouflage- when something has camouflage, it blends into its surroundings.


    concealed- something that is concealed is covered up so it can’t be seen.


    independent- a person who is independent is someone who does things on his or her own.


    donated- something that has been donated has been given away for free.


    media- the many ways that people communicate, including newspapers, magazines, and television, are all part of the media.


    feature- when reporters do a special report on a topic, the report is called a feature.


    image- an image is a picture of something or someone.


    popular- something that is popular is something that many people like.





Last Modified on October 5, 2011