Word Poster Color Scheme noun blue adjective teal
Word Poster Color Scheme noun: blue adjective: teal verb: red adverb: pink
Open Court - Level 5 Unit 5 Lesson 5
tangled-up Generally, it would be a tangledup mess of grasshoppers and worms and praying bugs and little nasty tree lizards. The playful cat left the ball of yarn in a tangled-up mess on the floor.
adjective: tangled-up mixed up and stuck together (p. 462)
whopper She said that if he ever told a bigger whopper than the ones I used to tell, she had yet to hear it. We listened as Travis told a whopper of a tale of catching a two-foot-long catfish with his bare hands. We all laughed.
noun: whopper (p. 465) a tall tale; an exaggerated story
yarns I think Mom had let him tell so many big yarns about his catching live game that he began to believe them himself. My dad likes to tell yarns about his life as a small boy. We know that most of them aren’t true.
noun: yarns made-up stories (p. 466)
frantic Little Arliss’s second scream, when it came, was louder and shriller and more frantic sounding than the first. The woman was frantic when she could not find her purse. She raced around the store looking every place she had been.
adjective: frantic (p. 467) very worried and afraid
spooked 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. Hearing the coyote howl really spooked me. I was afraid to go to sleep.
verb spooked (p. 471) scared