Stingray Chaser

Free stingrays and remove harmful algae from the ocean. After removing enough debris from the stingrays, you will be asked to select the correct answer to continue.


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Across the Wide Dark Sea

  • plucked -- snatched, pulled out
  • survive -- to stay alive
  • desperate -- driven by a great need
  • miraculously -- amazing like a miracle
  • shuddred -- trembled or shivered suddenly
  • cramped -- crowded
  • lurked -- stay hidden
  • seeping -- leaking slowly
  • unit -- a single thing or a group og things thought of a one
  • faith -- trust or belief, even without proof

Anthony Reynoso

  • mariachis -- members of a mexican band
  • expert -- people who have great knowledge or traing in a special area
  • pitch in -- to help out
  • charro -- a mexican cowboy
  • exhibition -- a public show for display
  • petroglyphs -- old rock carvings
  • celebrity -- a famous person
  • ceremonies -- sets of acts that are carried out to honor a special event
  • performers -- people who present a special talent or skill to an audience
  • rodeo -- a public display of roping and horseback riding skills

Ballad of Mulan

  • sigh -- long, deep breaths exhaled by a person, often because of sadness
  • triumphant -- to be successful
  • comrades -- companions who share one's activities
  • ravaged -- violently destroyed
  • summoned -- ask to come
  • astonished -- very surprised
  • harsh -- extremely unpleasant
  • sorrowful -- very sad
  • victorious -- having won be defeating another person or group
  • endured -- lasted through

Dancing Rainbows

  • ancestors -- people ones family comes from
  • illegal -- against the law
  • powwow -- gatherings or meetings of native americans
  • yelp -- short, sharp yell
  • honor -- to show respect for someone or something
  • plaza -- an open area in a town or city where people gather
  • respect -- showing care, honor, or admiration for someone or something
  • elder -- a person who is older than you are
  • imitating -- copying what someone does
  • tassels -- strings or threads tied at one end and held loosely at the other


  • heroic -- very brave
  • terrifying -- causing much fear
  • confident -- felling sure of oneself
  • etched -- clearly or firmly fixed
  • monstrous -- extremely large, huge or enormous
  • ancient -- old
  • dreadful -- very unpleasant
  • irresistible -- to difficult to stay away from
  • tremendous -- very great in size
  • creature -- a living being or animal

Garden of Abdul

  • blurted -- said suddenly without thinking
  • discovered -- to find out something that was not known before
  • ignored -- paid no attention to
  • awesome -- causing wonder, fear, and respect
  • disappered -- out of sight : vanished
  • galloped -- ran fast like a horse
  • incredible -- to unlikely to be believed
  • convinced -- made to believe
  • exhausted -- to be very tired
  • impossible -- not able to happen


  • caribou -- a deer found on the artic
  • earth lodge -- a round shelter made of earth and trees built over a deep pit
  • igluviak -- a house of tighlty packed snow; igloo
  • seed beater -- woven netting made of willow used to knock seed into a basket
  • wampum -- strings of beads used in clothing and for trade
  • buckskin -- a strong leather made from deerskin
  • cornhusk bag -- a bag used to carry food and supplies
  • hominy -- corn that is soaked and mashed
  • potlatch hat -- a hat worn at a ceremony
  • totem pole -- a pole carved and painted with symbols that represent a family's history
  • chickee -- an open sided wooden hut on stilts with hust a roof and floor
  • fry bread -- a flat bread made of wheat and baked in a clay oven
  • longhouse -- a shleter with a wooden frame covered with bark
  • tipi -- cone shaped shelter covered with buffalo hide

Mysterious Giant

  • dumbstruck -- so shocked that one can't speak
  • pedestal -- a base or support in which something stands
  • statue -- an image of something usually made of stone, metal, and wood
  • bellowed -- spoke loudly
  • mysterious -- hard to explain
  • square -- an open area in a town's center
  • weakling -- a person who is physically weak
  • hailed -- greeted by signaling out to
  • scurried -- moved quickly
  • strode -- walked with long steps

Night of the Pufflings

  • speckled -- covered with spots or dots
  • uninhabited -- habing no people living there
  • frank -- open and honest
  • release -- let go
  • stray -- wandering and lost
  • flutter -- to wave or flap rapidly
  • nestle -- to lie down in a snug way
  • stranded -- left in a helpless or difficult position
  • venture -- to set out to do something even though it's dangerous
  • launching -- sending up in the air

Pepita Talks Twice

  • ducked -- lowered one's head and body quickly to avoid being seen by others
  • nuzzled -- to rub gently with your head and nose
  • lavish -- give or spend very freely
  • nuzzled -- to rub gently with your head and nose
  • darted -- moved suddenly and very quickly
  • language -- spoken or written human speech
  • darted -- moved suddenly and very quickly
  • mumbled -- said soflty and unclearly
  • language -- spoken or written human speech
  • tortilla -- a round, flat, Mexican bread
  • mumbled -- said soflty and unclearly
  • tortilla -- a round, flat, Mexican bread
  • grumble -- to complain
  • mimic -- to imitate or copy closely
  • grumble -- to complain
  • tiptoed -- walked quietly
  • mimic -- to imitate or copy closely
  • tiptoed -- walked quietly
  • ducked -- lowered one's head and body quickly to avoid being seen by others
  • lavish -- give or spend very freely


  • Mayflower -- The name of the ship that the Pilgrims used to come to America
  • native -- A person who lives in the same place that they were born
  • tradition -- a way of doing something based on how it was done in the past
  • harvest -- The time of year to collect the crops
  • community -- a neighborhood where people live, work, and play
  • shore -- The land along the edge of an ocean, a sea, or a lake
  • voyage -- a journey made by air, sea, or through space
  • Pilgrims -- Th small group of people who came from England and landed in America in 1620
  • rules -- A guide for how we should behave
  • visitor -- when you go to a place that is not your home

Poppa's New Pants

  • rustling -- a quick, soft, fluttering cound
  • crouched -- sat low to the ground
  • compile -- to collect and put together
  • limbs -- arms and legs
  • hem -- to fold back and sew down the edges
  • rustling -- a quick, soft, fluttering cound
  • pattern -- a repeated design or decoration
  • compile -- to collect and put together
  • hem -- to fold back and sew down the edges
  • wheezed -- to breathe hard with a whistling, breathy sound
  • pattern -- a repeated design or decoration
  • compile -- to collect and put together
  • wheeezed -- to breathe hard with a whistling, breathy sound
  • hem -- to fold back and sew down the edges
  • draped -- hung loosely in folds
  • pattern -- a repeated design or decoration
  • mended -- repaired by sewing
  • wheeezed -- to breathe hard with a whistling, breathy sound
  • uproar -- noisy excitement and confusion
  • draped -- hung loosely in folds
  • mended -- repaired by sewing
  • uproar -- noisy excitement and confusion
  • draped -- hung loosely in folds
  • crouched -- sat low to the ground
  • mended -- repaired by sewing
  • limbs -- arms and legs
  • uproar -- noisy excitement and confusion
  • rustling -- a quick, soft, fluttering cound
  • crouched -- sat low to the ground
  • limbs -- arms and legs

Raising Dragons

  • perch -- a place to sit and rest
  • appetite -- a strong desire for food
  • departing -- go away or leave
  • hitched -- tied on or fastened by a knot, ring, or hook
  • tended -- took care of
  • chores -- everday jobs
  • harvested -- picked and brought in a crop
  • sown -- planted seeds
  • atlas -- a book of maps
  • farewell -- another way to say goodbye

Ramona Quimby Age 8

  • concise -- something that is brief and short
  • emerged -- come out of
  • omission -- something that has been left out
  • bustle -- lots of noise and activity
  • dispute -- an argument between two or more people
  • genuine -- real
  • seething -- being very angry inside
  • corss -- in a bad mood
  • feeble -- weak
  • relented -- given in

Seal Surfer

  • dissolved -- disappeared
  • reflection -- a picture made by a mirror or smooth water
  • wrenched -- ripped ot torn away with great force
  • concentrated -- focused on
  • panic -- to feel sudden fear
  • sensation -- something that is felt
  • buffetted -- struck against powerfully
  • mountainous -- huge
  • segment -- divide or split up into sections
  • basked -- rested in pleasant warmth

The Keeping Quilt

  • threaded -- passed through the eye of a needle
  • threaded -- passed threas through an eye of a needle
  • bouquet -- a bunch of flowers cut and gathered together
  • bouquet -- a bunch of flowers, cut, and gathered together
  • needle -- s mall thin tool for sewing
  • needled -- a small, thin tool for sewing
  • poverty -- having little or no money
  • sewn -- fastended with stitches using a needle or thread
  • border -- a part that forms the outside edge of something
  • border -- a part that forms the outside edge of something
  • hauling -- to carry or move something
  • hauling -- to carry or move something
  • scraps -- leftover bits of cloth that are sometimes used to make quilts
  • scraps -- leftover bits of cloth that are sometimes used to make quilts
  • artificial -- fake
  • artificial -- fake
  • gathering -- a coming together or people
  • gathering -- a coming together of people
  • sewn -- fastened with stiches using a needle and thread
  • poverty -- having little or no money

The Lost and Found

  • dismay -- a feeling of upset and worry in the face of trouble
  • plunged -- fell quickly and suddenly
  • unusual -- not usual, common, or ordinary
  • armor -- a metal covering worn to protect a knight in battle
  • furious -- really angry
  • suggested -- offered as something to think about or do
  • worried -- concerned or anxious
  • examined -- looked at or studied carefully
  • rumpled -- wrinkled or creased
  • visible -- able to be seend

The Talking Cloth

  • royalty -- members of a royal family including kings, queens, princes, and princesses
  • collection -- a group of objects with something in common, often gathered and displayed
  • flourish -- a showy way of doing something
  • pinstripe -- cloth fabric that has narrow stripes
  • wealth -- plenty of money or other valuable belongings
  • dirty -- grubby
  • embroidered -- decorated by sewing designs with a needle and thread or yarn
  • symbol -- a design that stands for other things or ideas
  • collector -- A person who gathers things or has a collection
  • offend -- to hurt or make someone feel bad

The Waterfall

  • clung -- held tightly to
  • rustle -- a soft flutterinng sound
  • sheer -- very steep
  • canyon -- a valley that is deep with very steep sides
  • lugged -- carried with great difficulty
  • scrawny -- thin and bony
  • anxious -- feeling nervous or afraid
  • ledges -- flat spaces like shelves on he sides of cliffs
  • scouted -- observed or explored carefully for inormation
  • snuggled -- curled up in

Theme 1 Review

  • effect -- cause to happen or occur
  • litter -- paper, cans, and other trash left on the ground
  • scenery -- the general apperance of a place
  • collection -- a group of special items collected by someone over time
  • friendly -- being nice, kind, and sweet to another person
  • prepared -- to be ready for anything
  • assisting -- give help or assistance
  • fossils -- the remains of something that lived a long time ago
  • mountain -- a high are of land with steep sides and a sharp peak
  • actions -- Something done or that you do

Theme 2 Review

  • details -- sentences which contain facts to help support the main idea
  • ingredients -- things that make up a mixture
  • remember -- something that is recalled from the past
  • describe -- give a description of something
  • important -- something that matters alot
  • probably -- something that is very llikely to happen
  • support -- to help and encourage someone
  • headings -- the bolded words above the text
  • mentioned -- talked about something in a quick way
  • topic -- a subject or idea that people talk about

Theme 3 Review

  • agony -- extreme feeling of suffering or pain
  • gauze -- a thin see-through cloth used for bandages
  • punched -- to hit hard with a closed fist
  • spring -- the act of leaping in one quick movement
  • chopped -- cut up into pieces
  • mystery -- something that can not be explained
  • smashed -- break into pieces
  • atone -- to make up for a wrong
  • kicked -- striked with a foot
  • recipe -- directions for making something

Theme 4 Review

  • friendly -- Being nice, kind, and sweet to another person or persons
  • hopeful -- to look forward to something with a feeling of confidence
  • smiled -- facial expressions often to signal pleasure
  • bear -- a large animal with shaggy fur
  • helper -- a person who helps people or institutions
  • scare -- to make someone afraid or alarmed
  • babies -- more than one baby, two or more
  • grinning -- a huge smile
  • pair -- two items of the same kind
  • unhurt -- free from injury not hurt

Theme 5 Review

  • sails -- a large piece of fabric that helps a ship sail
  • train -- Railroad cars that are connected and run on tracks
  • wood -- Parts of a tree that are used to make things and build things
  • sailor -- any member of a ship's crew
  • track -- the rails that a track runs on
  • water -- The liquid that is found over the earth in the form of oceans, lakes, rivers, and pinds
  • pilot -- a person whose job it is to fly a plane
  • ship -- a large boat that carries goods and people
  • traveler -- someone who visits various places to see the sights
  • airplane -- a vehicle with wings and a jet engine that can fly

Theme 6 Review

  • conclude -- to come to an answer
  • generalization -- an idea formed from facts
  • silently -- free from noise, totally quiet
  • unsure -- not believing you can do something
  • difficult -- hard to do
  • problem -- something that has to be solved
  • thrilled -- excited, very happy, pleased, delighted
  • decision -- to make up your mind about something
  • prepared -- to be ready for something
  • solution -- how to solve a problem

Trapped by Ice

  • tidal -- having to do with the rise and fall of the sea
  • grueling -- very tiring
  • perilous -- very dangerous
  • terrain -- land, ground, or earth
  • current -- the path or flow of moving water, such as a river or sea
  • impassible -- not able to be crossed or traveled through
  • stern -- the rear part of a ship or boat
  • barren -- having litlle or no plant life
  • horizon -- the line where earth and sky appear to meet
  • rations -- supplies, usually food that are limited

Two Days in May

  • wobbled -- moved unsteadily
  • detect -- to discover
  • hushed -- quiet
  • wander -- to move from place to place without a reason
  • appreciate -- to enjoy and understand
  • habitat -- a place where an animal or plant lives
  • recognized -- identified as knowing before
  • anxiously -- worried or very eager to do something
  • gasped -- caught your breath suddenly
  • index -- An alphabetical listing, in the back of a book, of names and topics along with the page numbers where you can find them.

Yumni and Halmoni

  • embraced -- hugged
  • outskirts -- areas away from the center of town
  • ushered -- led by someone
  • custom -- a traditional way of doing something that many people follow
  • nation -- an area of land with its own people and its own laws
  • selfish -- being mainly interested in yourself rather than others
  • ashamed -- feeling sorry for doing something wrong
  • foreigners -- people who come form a diferent country or place
  • passport -- a government document taht allows a person to travel to foreign countries
  • vendor -- someone who sells something
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