Old Yeller Open Court Fifth Grade Unit 5 Lesson 5    Ms. Mercer    Nicholas Elementary    SCUSD
Vocabulary <ul><li>tangled-up </li></ul><ul><li>whopper </li></ul><ul><li>yarn </li></ul><ul><li>frantic </li></ul><ul><li...
tangled-up <ul><li>Generally, it would be a  tangled-up  mess of grasshoppers and worms and praying bugs and little nasty ...
whopper <ul><li>She said that if he ever told a bigger  whopper  than the ones I used to tell, she had yet to hear it. </l...
yarn <ul><li>I think Mom had let him tell so many big  yarns  about his catching live game that he began to believe them h...
frantic <ul><li>Little Arliss’s second scream, when it came, was louder and shriller and more  frantic  sounding than the ...
spooked <ul><li>That  spooked  me.  Up till then, I’d been ready to tie into that bear myself.  Now, suddenly, I was scare...
Background <ul><li>What was life like for pioneers on the frontier? </li></ul><ul><li>What responsibilities do you think c...
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  • PowerPoint to Introduce "Old Yeller"

    1. 1. Old Yeller Open Court Fifth Grade Unit 5 Lesson 5  Ms. Mercer  Nicholas Elementary  SCUSD
    2. 2. Vocabulary <ul><li>tangled-up </li></ul><ul><li>whopper </li></ul><ul><li>yarn </li></ul><ul><li>frantic </li></ul><ul><li>spooked </li></ul>
    3. 3. tangled-up <ul><li>Generally, it would be a tangled-up mess of grasshoppers and worms and praying bugs and little nasty tree lizards. </li></ul><ul><li>The playful cat left the ball of yarn in a tangled-up mess on the floor. </li></ul>mixed-up and stuck together
    4. 4. whopper <ul><li>She said that if he ever told a bigger whopper than the ones I used to tell, she had yet to hear it. </li></ul><ul><li>We listened as Travis told a whopper of a tale of catching a two-foot-long catfish with his bare hands. We all laughed. </li></ul>a tall tale or exaggerated story
    5. 5. yarn <ul><li>I think Mom had let him tell so many big yarns about his catching live game that he began to believe them himself. </li></ul><ul><li>My dad likes to tell yarns about his life as a small boy. We know that most of them aren’t true. </li></ul>stories, tales
    6. 6. frantic <ul><li>Little Arliss’s second scream, when it came, was louder and shriller and more frantic sounding than the first. </li></ul><ul><li>The woman was frantic when she could not find her purse. She raced around the store looking every place she had been. </li></ul>very worried and afraid; desperate
    7. 7. spooked <ul><li>That spooked me. Up till then, I’d been ready to tie into that bear myself. Now, suddenly, I was scared out of my wits again. </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing the coyote howl really spooked me. I was afraid to go to sleep. </li></ul>scared
    8. 8. Background <ul><li>What was life like for pioneers on the frontier? </li></ul><ul><li>What responsibilities do you think children had on the frontier? </li></ul><ul><li>Dad is on a cattle drive far away </li></ul><ul><li>Life in Texas after the Civil War was hard </li></ul>

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