• ROBUST VOCABULARY
    Vocabulary instruction at North Allegheny focuses on three types of vocabulary:  Sight words, Decodable vocabulary and "Robust Vocabulary". This third type of word is taught with the intent to enrich and expand our children's oral vocbulary and comprehension.  These words are presented within the context of a story.  The weekly lessons are designed to expand the students' basic understanding of each word.  Students are given multiple opportunities to use these words in different contexts throughout the weekly lesson activities.  You will note that these words are "above grade-level". Here are our words for this year:
     

    THEME 1

    LESSON 1

    LESSON 2

    LESSON 3

    bothered

    escape

    especially

    distance

    fright

    memorize

    form

    nearby

    sensed

    attention

    cram

    capacity

    perform

    solution

    haul

    supportive

    strategy

    proud

     

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    THEME 2

    LESSON 4

    LESSON 5

    LESSON 6

    ambled

    horrible

    commotion

    politely

    invigorated

    muffle

    pouted

    presented

    overflowing

    considerate

    aid

    locate

    routine

    persistent

    search

    unexpected

    sweltering

    symbol

     

    THEME 3

    LESSON 7

    LESSON 8

    LESSON 9

    chorus

    applauded

    claimed

    odor

    chatty

    dine

    shoved

    gather

    groaned

    assemble

    duty

    function

    consume

    envy

    nutritious

    enthusiastic

    resent

    classify

     

    LESSON 10

    LESSON 11

    LESSON 12

    ashamed

    nuzzled

    reward

    mused

    pranced

    handsomely

    soared

    raging

    cruel

    athletic

    adapt

    greedy

    awkward

    intriguing

    consequences

    superb

    inhabit

    regret

     

    THEME 4

    LESSON 13

    LESSON 14

    LESSON 15

    astonishing

    approached

    cozily

    continue

    energetic

    interrupted

    doubt

    pace

    triumphantly

    transform

    blunder

    accomplishment

    examine

    reassure

    ambition

    devour

    excel

    admire

     

    LESSON 16

    LESSON 17

    LESSON 18

    captured

    agreement

    bulged

    mercy

    unnoticed

    jostled

    struggling

    unthinkable

    argue

    compatible

    rejoice

    command

    amiable

    predicament

    labored

    relax

    extraordinary

    wary

     

    THEME 5

    LESSON 19

    LESSON 20

    LESSON 21

    courteous

    grumbling

    sympathy

    devious

    chided

    sensitive

    rapidly

    realized

    devoted

    unreasonable

    bitterly

    alarmed

    gullible

    dwelling

    mysterious

    hastily

    amusement

    overjoyed

     

    LESSON 22

    LESSON 23

    LESSON 24

    incident

    asserted

    pleased

    gradual

    offended

    joy

    downpour

    retorted

    stammered

    seek

    congenial

    puzzling

    oblivious

    congregate

    probing

    indecisive

    cheerful

    unrelenting

     

    THEME 6
    LESSON 25
    LESSON 26
    LESSON 27
    deserve
    fondly
    quivered
    usually
    pale
    wailed
    peaceful
    shadowy
    scattered
    variety
    imaginative
    elated
    incredible
    similar
    lonesome
    typical
    affectionate
    hopeless
     
    LESSON 28
    LESSON 29
    LESSON 30
    property
    wriggle
    tiresome
    familiar
    prickly
    seized
    arrived
    interested
    tremendous
    anticipate
    cooperative
    patient
    numerous
    construct
    exhausted
    vibrant
    assist
    outrageous
Last Modified on October 3, 2010