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Open Court - Level 3 Unit 2 Lesson 4
abandoned Watch the open windows of an abandoned building. The old rusty car sat by the side of the road, abandoned and forgotten.
adjective: abandoned left behind or unused; either unprotected, unneeded (p. or 150) unwanted verb: to abandon
verb: Past: Present: to abandon They abandoned the town. They abandon the towns when hurricanes are coming. They are abandoning the town. Future: They will abandon the town.
originally The house finch was originally a West Coast native, but some caged birds were released on the East Coast in 1940, and the species quickly spread. Originally, we lived in a small town, but then we moved to a big city.
adverb: originally (p. 151) at first; in the beginning adjective: original
noun: origin the point at which something begins to exist
species The house finch was originally a West Coast native, but some caged birds were released on the East Coast in 1940, and the species quickly spread. Pigeons, sparrows, and crows are different species of birds.
noun: species kind or type of plant or animal that scientists group together (p. 151)
noun: species other words from spek- inspect suspect perspective latin spek- to look at; observe
cavity These cavity nesters can slip into the tiniest spaces. The dentist fill the cavity in the child’s tooth.
noun: cavity hollow place or hole (p. 151)
noun: cavity other words from cavus cavern excavate Latin cavus a hole
suburbs Because the house wren eats only insects, it prefers to live in the suburbs where there are more bugs. We took the bus from our home in the suburbs to the museum downtown.
noun: suburbs (p. 154) area of homes near or right next to a city or urban area
noun: suburb sub- + urban less than complete; nearly; almost + relating to city life
clamor As the light fades, more crows appear and the clamor increases. When Mom dropped the pan, there was a loud clamor as it hit the floor.
noun: clamor (p. 158) loud noise, usually lasting for a long time verb: to clamor
verb: to clamor Past: The people clamored in the streets. Present: The people clamor in the streets. The people are clamoring in the streets. Future: The people will clamor in the streets.