Third Grade Robust Vocabulary Words: Theme 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.
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.
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 November 7, 2013