Allison Vines

School:Crossnore Elementary School
Location:North Carolina

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A Boy Called Slow

  • Determination -- Firmness in carrying out a decision.
  • Raid -- A sudden attack, often with the goal of taking property.
  • Inherited -- Received something from a parent or ancestor.
  • Respect -- A feeling of admiration and approval.
  • Reputation -- What others think about someone's character, behavior, and abilities.
  • Custom -- Something that members of a group usually do.
  • Extended -- Including more; broadened.

And Then What Happened?

  • express -- fast, direct, and nonstop
  • Patriot -- a person who loves and defends his or her country
  • taxes -- required fees to support the government
  • colonies -- territories governed by a parent country
  • oppose -- to act against something
  • sentries -- soldiers who watch for danger
  • cargo -- freight carried by a vehicle
  • liberty -- freedom from the control of others
  • revolution -- promoting radical political or social change

Because of Winn Dixie:1-6

  • orphan -- A child whose parents are dead.
  • snuffle -- To sniff loudly, over and over again.
  • sermon -- A public speech, usually by a priest, minister, or rabbi, for the purpose of giving religious instruction.
  • potluck -- A meal to which people bring food to share.
  • missionary -- One sent to spread a religious faith among unbelievers.
  • constellation -- Any of the 88 groups of stars forming patterns.

Black Cowboy Wild Horses

  • mares -- female horses
  • ravine -- a narrow, deep valley, usually worn away by water
  • stallion -- an adult male horse
  • herd -- a group of animals of a single kind
  • mustangs -- wild horses of the plains whose ancestors were horses brought from Spain
  • skittered -- moved lightly and quickly
  • bluff -- a high cliff or bank
  • milled -- moved around in confusion
  • remorse -- the unhappiness that comes with wishing that one had not done something

Dear Mr. Henshaw

  • splendid -- excellent
  • diary -- a daily record or journal
  • experience -- something that happens to someone, personal involvement in an event
  • snoop -- someone who tries to find things out in a sneaky way
  • understanding -- knowledge; being aware of why something is the way it is
  • description -- a statement that describes
  • diappointed -- made unhappy by not having one's hopes or wishes satisfied
  • rejected -- turned down; not accepted
  • submitted -- put forward for someone else to judge or consider
  • difference -- the condition or quality of being unlike, different
  • prose -- ordinary spoken or written language as opposed to poetry

Elijah of Buxton: 11-12

  • ailing -- To have something the matter; especially: to suffer ill health.
  • dagger -- A short weapon for stabbing.
  • plait -- A braid.
  • infirmary -- A place (as in a school or camp) for the care of sick or injured people.
  • envy -- Painful or resentful awareness of an advantage or possession enjoyed by another and the desire to possess the same thing.
  • sullied -- To make soiled or tarnished.

Elijah of Buxton: 13-15

  • trowel -- A scoop-shaped or flat-bladed garden tool for taking up and setting small plants.
  • mourning -- An outward sign of grief for a a person's death.
  • smite -- To strike sharply or heavily especially with the hand or an object held in the hand.
  • primer -- A small book for teaching children to read.
  • admirable -- Deserving the highest esteem.
  • abolitionist -- Those who were for abolishing slavery.

Elijah of Buxton: 19-20

  • plumb -- Straight down or up.
  • pauper -- A very poor person; especially one supported by charity.
  • Latin -- The language of ancient Rome.
  • bushwhack -- To attack suddenly.
  • geometry -- A branch of mathematics that deals with points, lines, angles, surfaces, and solids.

Elijah of Buxton: 21-22

  • pheasants -- A group of long tailed, brightly colored birds that are related to the domestic chicken and many of which are raised as game birds.
  • swooning -- A dreamlike state
  • bellows -- A device that produces a strong current of air when it is spread apart and then pressed together.
  • flinched -- To draw back from or as if from physical pain.
  • gourd -- Any of a family of tendril-bearing vines (cucumber, squash, melon, pumpkin)
  • seize up -- To freeze or halt.

Elijah of Buxton: 24-25

  • posse -- a group of people temporarily organized to make a search (as for a lost child)
  • eavesdrop -- to listen secretly to what is said in private.
  • dumbstruck -- made silent by astonishment
  • recite -- to repeat from memory or read aloud publicly
  • bushwhack -- to attack suddenly

Elijah of Buxton: 3-4

  • blaspheme -- to speak or talk with disrespect.
  • conjure -- to practice magic or magical tricks
  • assumption -- the belief that something is true.
  • rile -- to make angry
  • brogans -- a very heavy shoe.

Elijah of Buxton: 5-6

  • parlour -- living room: a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
  • persnickety -- Big-headed: overly conceited or arrogant
  • commence -- to begin
  • notion -- an idea
  • peculiar -- different from the usual or normal
  • superiors -- One who is above another in rank, station, or office.

Elijah of Buxton: 7-8

  • brand -- A mark made by burning to show ownership, maker, or quality.
  • waylay -- To attack from a hiding place.
  • heathen -- An uncivilized person.
  • dexterity -- Ease a grace in physical activity; especially when using the hands.
  • custom -- The usual way of doing things.
  • grudge -- A strong lasting feeling of resentment towards someone for a real or imagined wrong.

Elijah of Buxton: 9-10

  • bevy -- A large group of...
  • flimflam -- Deceptive nonsense
  • plague -- An epidemic disease causing a high rate of death.
  • rapscallion -- rascal
  • diversion -- Something that relaxes, amuses, or entertains.

EOB: 17-18

  • tussle -- Scuffle.
  • elder -- A person having authority because of age and experience.
  • dunce -- A mentally dull or stupid person.
  • calamity -- An event that causes great harm.
  • woe -- Great suffering from loss, misfortune, or trouble.
  • plod -- To walk heavily or slowly.
  • tarry -- To be slow in coming or going.

Iditarod Dream

  • pace -- speed
  • cargo -- things carried by a ship or vehicle
  • spectators -- people who watch an event
  • checkpoint -- a place where vehicles are inspected
  • obstacles -- things that block progress
  • mushers -- drivers of teams of sled dogs

James Forten

  • encouraged -- gave support to someone's efforts or plans
  • privateers -- ships that are privately owned but are urged to attack enemy ships during war.
  • assisted -- helped
  • dread -- grim fear
  • influencial -- having the power to affect events or sway opinions
  • apprentice -- someone who works for another person to learn a trade.
  • conflict -- struggle; a war
  • enslavement -- being owned and controlled by another person
  • tacking -- changing direction while sailing.
  • abolitionists -- people who believed that slavery should be against the law.
  • captives -- prisoners

Katie's Trunk

  • drilling -- doing excercises to become efficient soldiers
  • kin -- peop related by blood or marriage
  • skirmish -- a small, short fight between enemies.
  • arming -- providing with weapons
  • just -- honorable and fair
  • rebels -- people who oppose or defy the government that exists.
  • fierce -- ferocious
  • peered -- looked at with concentration
  • skittish -- nervous and jumpy

Mae Jemison

  • reusable -- able to be used again
  • specialist -- one who becomes an expert in a particular field.
  • astronaut -- A person trained to participate in the flight of a spacecraft.
  • orbit -- the path of a spacecraft around the earth
  • space shuttle -- a spacecraft launched like a rocket that can return to earth and land like a plane.
  • mission -- an operation that is assigned to acheive certain goals.
  • satellite -- a device made to orbit the earth while performing a task.
  • weightlessness -- the condition of being without weight.
  • launches -- puts into action by force.

Mariah Keeps Cool

  • decorate -- to adorn; to make festive with beautiful things.
  • honor -- to show respect for
  • suspects -- imagines that something secret or wrong is going on
  • celebration -- a special activity that honors a person, event, or idea.
  • festive -- joyful
  • spectators -- people who watch an event or performance
  • amazingly -- in a way that causes suprise or wonder
  • detain -- to delay; hold back
  • reluctant -- unwilling; slow to take action
  • volunteered -- offered to do something of one's free will

Me Mop and the...

  • inning -- a part of a baseball game during which each team bats
  • respectable -- pretty good
  • play-offs -- a series of games played to decide a champion in sports
  • control -- the ability to guide something
  • foul -- outside the field of play in baseball
  • backstop -- a fence behind home plate

Mom's Best Friend

  • attachment -- a fond connection between two beings.
  • instinct -- a natual feeling that guides one to act a certain way.
  • mature -- full-grown
  • obstacles -- things that get in one's way.
  • dog guide -- a dog especially trained to lead people who are blind.
  • mastered -- become expert in a skill or act.
  • obedience -- the condition of being ready to follow orders
  • braille -- writing in a system of raised dots used by people without sight.
  • layout -- the arrangement of something.
  • memorizing -- learning by heart

Pioneer Girl

  • convinced -- caused to believe
  • heifer -- a young cow
  • pioneer -- a person who is first to settle in an area
  • claim -- a piece of land claimed by a settler
  • fertile -- rich in material needed to grow healthy plants
  • immigrants -- people who leave their native (home) country to settle elsewhere
  • sod -- a chunk of grassy soil held together by matted roots
  • discouraged -- in low spirits and without hope
  • homestead -- a farmhouse, its buildings, and the land it sits on
  • prairie -- a large area of flat or rolling grassland


  • rhythm -- a written, spoken, or musical pattern with a series of regulary accented beats.
  • image -- a mental picture of something that is not present or real.
  • rhyme -- agreement in the final sounds of two or more words, syllables, or final lines of a verse.
  • poem -- a piece of writing, often in rhyme, in which words are chosen for their sound and beauty as well as meaning.
  • imagination -- the ability to form mental pictures of things that are not present or real.

Runaway Apetite

  • dialogue -- the words spoken in conversation by the characters of a play.
  • script -- the written text of a play, movie, radio, or TV program
  • version -- a distinct form of something
  • scenes -- short sections of a play, movie, or TV program
  • stage -- the raised platform in a theater on which entertainers perform
  • performance -- a public presentation of something, such as a play
  • stage direction -- descriptions of the action or how a character feels

Shiloh ch. 12-13

  • quavery -- trembling; unsteady
  • sympathy -- a showing of sorrow for another's loss, grief, or misfortune
  • mournful -- expressing or full of sorrow
  • appliance -- a household device (as a stove, fan, or refrigerator) that runs on gas or electricity
  • scale -- to climb by or as if by a ladder
  • turpentine -- a mixture of oil and resin obtained from pines and some related trees; used especially as a solvent and paint thinner

Shiloh Ch. 6-8

  • Tapioca -- Grains or flakes of starch from the cassava root that are used especially in puddings and to thicken liquid food.
  • Envy -- Painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another, joined with a desire to possess the same privilege.
  • Frankfurters -- A seasoned beef, or beef and pork sausage.
  • Suspicious -- Distrustful.
  • Quail -- Small plump game birds that are related to the common domestic chicken.
  • Gunnysack -- A sack made of course heavy fabric.
  • Defeated -- To win victory over.

Shiloh ch. 9-11

  • warble -- to sing in an articulate manner or with many turns and variations
  • wince -- to shrink back involuntarily (as from pain); flinch
  • stethoscope -- a medical instrument used for listening to sounds produced in the body and especially those of the heart and lungs
  • hunched -- to thrust or bend over into a humped or crooked position
  • enthusiasm -- strong feeling of excitement
  • antibiotics -- a substance produced by an organism (as a fungus or bacterium) that in dilute solution inhibits or kills a harmful microscopic plant or animal and especially one that causes disease
  • blushes -- to redden, as from embarrassment or shame
  • obliged -- to do a favor for or do something as a favor

Shiloh: 1-2

  • offend -- To cause dislike, anger, or vexation.
  • groveling -- To creep with the face to the ground.
  • abandoned -- Given up; forsaken
  • buckshot -- Lead shot that is from .24 to .33 inches in diameter.
  • ticks -- A blood sucking arachnid that attaches itself to warm-blooded vertebrates to feed. They also pass along diseases.
  • detour -- A deviation from a direct course; or the usual procedure
  • cringe -- To draw in, or contract one's muscles involuntarily.

Shiloh: 3-5

  • lean-to -- a rough shed or shelter with a lean-to rough
  • sickle -- a farming tool consisting of a curved metal blade and a short handle
  • shadbush -- a tree or bush that produces serviceberries and has showy white flowers in the spring
  • commence -- to begin
  • nudge -- to touch or push gently
  • lard -- a soft white solid, or semi-solid fat, obtained by rendering fatty pork
  • jowls -- jaws or cheecks
  • game warden -- a person assigned to take care of game and wildlife

Summer on Wheels

  • surfing -- riding waves while standing on a long narrow board
  • clattered -- making a rattling sound
  • erratic -- uneven or unsteady
  • taunted -- teased or made fun of
  • maneuvering -- moving skillfully
  • buffeted -- battered
  • chauffuer -- to serve as a driver for someone
  • surfaced -- came to the top of the water from below
  • unfavorable -- not helpful or encouraging
  • elated -- very happy; joyful

We Were There Too

  • encoded -- put something into code
  • peril -- danger
  • casual -- unconcerned
  • contacts -- people who can help; connections
  • steeled -- strengthened

Winn Dixie: 16-18

  • typhoid fever -- A severe abdominal disease passed by contaminated food or water.
  • idle -- Having no worth or basis.
  • vermin -- Small harmful animals that are difficult to get rid of.
  • melancholy -- Depressed in spirits.
  • lozenge -- A small disk or tablet that usually contains medicine.

Winn-Dixie: 19-24

  • hem -- A border of a garment or cloth made by folding back an edge and sewing it down.
  • crepe paper -- Paper with a crinkled or puckered look or feel.
  • convinced -- To make agree or believe by arguing or showing evidence.
  • predict -- To declare in advance: foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or reasoning.
  • theme -- A specific or distinctive quality or characteristic.
  • amuse -- To occupy with something pleasant.

Winn-Dixie: 25-26

  • myth -- A story often describing the adventures of superhuman beings that attempts to describe the origin of a people's customs or beliefs or to explain mysterious events.
  • sigh -- To take or let out a long loud breath.
  • swell -- To fill, or become filled, with emotion.
  • hymn -- A song of praise; especially to God.
  • hem -- A border of a garment or cloth made by folding back an edge and sewing it down.

Winn-Dixie: 7-12

  • installment -- One of the parts into which a debt is divided when payments are made over a period of time.
  • potluck -- A meal to which people bring food to share.
  • furious -- very angry.
  • orphan -- A child whose parents are dead.
  • pathological -- Being extreme, obsessive, or abnormal.

Yang the Second

  • opera -- a form of theater in which the dialogue is sung
  • demonstration -- a process through which someone shows and explains something to others.
  • noble -- showing greatness of character by unselfish behavior
  • tradition -- the passing down of culture from one generation to the next
  • accompaniment -- a musical part that adds to the performance of a singer or musician.
  • impressed -- had a strong, positive effect on someone's feelings
  • rhythmic -- having a strong beat with a pattern to it
  • heritage -- practices and beliefs passed down from earlier generations
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