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Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Scholastic Teaching Resources

For Jeffrey, Julia, David,
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Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Homework Packets

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Wando the Wondrous (illusion words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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They’re All Good Sports (sports words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

3

Going Green (environmental words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Ritzy Mitzy’s Million-Dollar Words (fame-and-fortune words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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They’re All People (suffixes) (words that tell what people do) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Shadowy Shapes and Ghostly Whispers (ghost-story words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Better Than Mad, Sad, and Glad (emotion words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

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Lots of Nots (prefixes) (words in the negative) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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All About Animals (animal words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Partly Cloudy and Warm (weather words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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Peppy Pepperoni’s Food Favorites (food words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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To the Top (hiking excursion words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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What’s So Funny, Tucker Tickle? (silly-sounding words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

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We’re Already All Ready to Go (commonly confused words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

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From Honking Geese to Honking Horns (city and country words) . . . . . . . . . . . 63

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Olympic Gold (Olympic Games words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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The Word Artist (art words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

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It Takes All Kinds (personality words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

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Speedwell Smart, Super Sleuth (crime-fighting words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

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A Rain Forest Expedition (rain forest words) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Word List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Word Card Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Shapes for Counting Syllables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Bonus Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Answer Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

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and boosts test scores. In the packet “Ritzy Mitzy’s Million-Dollar Words. After each of these definitions there is a small box in which students can draw a picture or write something that will help them recall the word. This is followed by a listing of the packet’s 10 vocabulary words and their definitions. high-utility words that they are likely to encounter over and over and in a wide variety of reading materials. is to help students build their word power in a fun and involving way. Memory Booster This section provides a mnemonic device or a memory aid for two of the packet’s vocabulary words. In each of the 20 homework packets. each high-interest theme. introduce and discuss each packet’s vocabulary words and activities before students take the packet home. Students are prompted to come up with their own memory boosters as well. eating. provides a context for the words and their meanings. students will be introduced to 10 vocabulary words that are related by a theme or specific focus. Which of these words describes someone who does not obey?” Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.” for example. Included in the packets are the following: W hen you use these packets for homework. important to the body for energy. It’s no wonder that he likes these words. Write the word possession using dollar signs instead of the letter s. owner of Peppy’s Pizza Parlor has 10 favorite words. They all have to do with meals. Scholastic Teaching Resources . 4 Homework Packet #11 Page 1 Peppy ’s Pepperoni orites Food Fav Page 1 Introduction and Vocabulary Word List Each packet begins with a short and engaging introduction to the packet’s theme or specific focus. In the “What’s So Funny. 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this in the weight word “ton”? glutton Which of these words starts with the word “nut”? nutritious vocabulary packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.” a student might draw a question mark in the box following the definition of the word mystified. often for a special occasion delectable very pleasing or enjoyable to taste glutton a person who is greedy and eats too much devour to eat hungrily and completely nutritious describing healthy food that’s important to eat Memory Boosters 1 Someone who eats too much may end up weighing too much. The goal of this book. and food. in the packet “Waldo the Wondrous.” In the packet “Lots of Nots. Name Date Get to Know Some Fabulous Food Words! Peppy Pepperoni. It enriches oral and written communication skills. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. aids reading comprehension. draw pictures or write words in the boxes above. To aid learning. the following memory booster is given for the word possessions: “A dollar sign is made by writing the letter s with a vertical line through it. Tucker Tickle?” packet. For example.Introduction A large. aroma a pleasant odor or smell edible safe or able to be eaten beverage a liquid that people drink famished very hungry crave to want or wish for strongly feast a large. You might want to give a follow-up quiz on the packet’s vocabulary words to assess learning. therefore.” here is the memory booster for the word disobedient: “To obey means to do what one is supposed to do. Some possessions can cost many dollars. Which of these words ends 2 Nuts are a good source of protein. rich vocabulary is key to learning success. he or she might write the words “Ha! Ha!” in the box following the definition of the word chortle. The selected words for each packet are relevant. fancy meal. which extends throughout the packet.

Use each word just once. To do this correctly. veggie pizza carrots In this section learners are asked to relate several of the words to their personal experiences and knowledge. a story. cinnamon toast roses What Do You Think? hot chocolate lemonade Here are four foods I eat that are nutritious. another one of his pizzas soon. devor Our pizzas are so good that a family of four will single bite of our super-size pizza. Related to the packet’s theme or focus. students are asked to respond to this sentence: “Here is something I would like to do if I were invisible. My guess: Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. students are asked to try to define a word related to one of the packet’s Are You a Word Whiz? vocabulary words. at a palace. Scholastic Teaching Resources 5 . circle “S. For example. and two have an activity related to prefixes or suffixes. Students are asked what they think a self-portrait is. you’ll be back. If the word pair are antonyms (opposite in meaning). Note: Be sure to remind students to read the complete sentence and surrounding information before they fill in the missing words.” and for the word recycle: “Here are two things that can be recycled. In many packets. Date Peppy ’s Pepperoni orites Food Fav Same or Different? Directions: Each pair of words below are antonyms or synonyms. glasses. famished If you come in feeling . write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page. In other packets. Students are asked what they think the word famine means. but please don’t be a 8 Try our favorite topping.” If the word pair are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). Page 3 feast glutton famished edible beverage devour aroma delectable nutritious crave You’ll Love Eating at Peppy’s Pizza Parlor Cloze Activity 1 2 Each packet includes a cloze activity in which students must fill in the blanks with the packet’s vocabulary words.Name Homework Packet #11 Page 2 Synonyms and Antonyms Most of the packets have an activity involving synonyms and antonyms of the vocabulary words. Date Peppy ’s Pepperoni orites Food Fav Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. to find the hidden word. 6 of our tomato sauce will make your beverage Special offer! Order a glass for free. 9 10 What do you think the word “famine” means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right.” one of the vocabulary words is famished. circle “A. 3 edible Don’t worry! Just about everything is plates. this section is presented in a variety of writing forms including letters. For example. in the packet “Peppy Pepperoni’s Favorite Words. 4 nutritious Try one of our every except for the napkins. Then. their definitions. They are filled with lots of “good-for-you” vegetables. and a travel journal. Page 4 a a large and very fancy meal b describing healthy food that’s good for the body c a nice scent or smell d a liquid that people drink e to wish for or desire very much f e a s t n u t r i a r o m a b e v e r c r a v e g l u t t d e v o u e d i b l f a m i s d e l e c 3 9 5 7 1 f a greedy person who eats too much g to eat very hungrily and completely h able to be eaten i very hungry j very pleasing to taste 10 8 t i o u s a g e o n r e h e d t a b l e 6 2 4 The hidden word is R e s t a u r a n t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In this section. these activities involve finding hidden words or answers to riddles that play off of the packet’s theme. That’s because you’ll crave delectable feast . Are You a Word Whiz? Peppy ’s Pepperoni orites Food Fav Date Discover the Hidden Word Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. they must use context clues. It’s 9 A meal at Peppy’s is like going to a 10 Once you’ve tried one of Peppy’s pizzas. chunks of tender chicken. 5 aroma The wonderful mouth water. They are then instructed to consult a dictionary to see if their answer was correct.” one of the vocabulary words is portrait.” peanuts and raisins chicken burrito Name Homework Packet #11 Page 3 popcorn soap These are my two favorite beverages. and their spelling. Here are four things that I think have a nice aroma. with your pizza and we’ll refill your glutton 7 We want you to get enough to eat. you’ll leave feeling full. salads. Two of the packets have an activity related to syllabication. In the packet “The Word Artist. and silverware. the activity is a crossword puzzle. for the word invisible.” Page 2 1 crave desire S A 6 aroma scent 2 delectable disgusting S A 7 devour taste S A 3 feast snack S A 8 nutritious healthy S A 4 beverage drink S A 9 edible poisonous S A 5 glutton overeater S A 10 famished full S A S A What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Page 4 Name Homework Packet #11 Puzzle Activity These fun activities are designed to reinforce the student’s memory of the packet’s 10 vocabulary words.

Activities to Reinforce and Extend Learning Here are some activities that you may want to use to help students apply and extend the learning beyond the word work presented in each of these packets. migration. verb. ❊ Identify words in some of the packets that represent more than one part of speech or have more than one meaning. On one side. exhibit. Such words include: prey. ❊ Have students make a word card for each word in the packet. graze. ❊ On pages 91 and 92. employee. perhaps. ❊ On page 90 you will find a reproducible syllabication activity. competition. competitor. you will find additional words that relate to the theme or focus of each of the packets. persistent. litter. have them write a definition and. adjective. competitively migrate. competitive. ❊ Ask students to write sentences using each of the words in the packet. (You will find a template for making word cards on page 89. employ. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Some students might want to try writing stories or letters using all or many of the words in the packet. migratory persistence. adverb) of selected words in the packet.”) Ask students to count the syllables in each of the packet’s vocabulary words and use this page to put words with the same number of syllables in the correct geometric shape. Examples: employer. Note: 6 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. endeavor. employment compete. persist.) ❊ Ask students to use a dictionary to find other forms (noun. An answer key for all of the packets can be found on pages 93–96. offense. a sentence using the word. assent. (This activity was used in the packet “Partly Cloudy and Warm. rustle. apprehend. persistently. have them write the vocabulary word. you may want to supplement the packets’ word lists with these bonus words and incorporate them into some of the packet and reinforcement activities. A list of all of the packet words can be found on page 87. patient. For some or all of your students. persistency ❊ Have students use a thesaurus to find synonyms for selected words in the packet. migrant. On the other side.

) to come into view skeptical – (adj.) wellknown.) to attempt or make an effort to do something vanish – (v.) feeling certain or able to believe reveal – (v.Homework Packet #1 e Wando th s u ro d n Wo Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Marvelous Magic Show Words! Wando the Wondrous puts on a spellbinding magic show! Below are ten words that may not pull a rabbit out of a hat.) to bring into view emerge – (v.) very surprising renowned – (adj. Scholastic Teaching Resources 7 . famous conceal – (v. draw pictures or write words in each box. astonishing – (adj. but are good words to know when you’re talking or writing about his magic act.) feeling doubt or an unwillingness to believe endeavor – (v.) to cover up or put out of sight mystified – (adj.) puzzled or unable to understand convinced – (adj. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Which of these words starts 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary and with the same four letters as the word mystery? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.) to suddenly disappear from sight Memory Boosters 1 Which two of these words rhyme and are antonyms? 2 A mystery is something that is puzzling or can’t seem to be explained. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.

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It was sitting on top of his head. Last night. (1) because he thinks all magicians use trickery to fool the (2) audience. vanish(ed) convinced reveal(ed) skeptical conceal(ed) endeavor emerge(d) astonishing mystified renowned Dear Lisa. (9) from behind the screen. Before long. But Wando was so good that soon Max was (3) that the acts were truly magic. He is an amazing magician who is Max. Scholastic Teaching Resources 9 . Wando told us that he would now (8) to escape from a small tank filled with water. Use each word just once. was all over the world. In his first act. We were all (6) (7) it inside a box. though. my older brother. my family and I went to the Palace Theater to see Wando the Wondrous. But that’s not all! Wando then lifted up his the parrot. black hat and then put it back on. Then. It was ! Ginny Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Then an assistant locked the lid and put a screen in front of the tank. a dripping wet Wando (10) Love. Wando took off his tall. When he opened the (4) ! For his last act. Wando climbed into the tank and crouched down. he took a parrot out of its cage and box. the parrot had hat and (5) .Name Homework Packet #1 e Wando th s u ro d n Wo Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Everyone in the audience waited nervously. At first.

a to feel sure about something b famous c the opposite of “conceal” d feeling doubts about something e to suddenly disappear f quite amazing g unable to understand h to remove from sight i to come out from j to try to do something 10 6 15 14 12 9 2 8 13 1 4 5 3 11 7 16 The amazing act is called 1 2 3 4 12 5 13 6 14 7 15 8 16 9 10 11 . Then. Scholastic Teaching Resources . My guess: 10 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Name Homework Packet #1 e Wando th s u ro d n Wo Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. Are You a Word Whiz? The word revelation is a noun. to find the hidden message. What do you think revelation means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page.

) to try to win or take part in a sport or a game against others strenuous – (adj.) sticking to something and not giving up compete – (v.) able to move quickly with ease and grace opponent – (n.) someone who is new to something tournament – (n. or watch. too. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) growing.Homework Packet #2 ll They’re A s rt o p S d Goo Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Super Sports Words! Denzel and Kimberly and their friends all love sports. Here are some of those words they like best. They like words related to sports. trophy – (n.) requiring much effort or energy novice – (n. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.) a series of games against competitors to find a final winner Memory Boosters 1 Someone who is opposite you on a tennis court or whose goal is opposite yours on the soccer field 2 Which of these words starts with the first five letters of strength and describes a sport or activity 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary is your . do.) someone who is on the other side in a game or sport aquatic – (adj. draw pictures or write words in each box. or taking place in or on the water persistence – (n. Scholastic Teaching Resources 11 .) an award or prize given to show success offense – (n. living. that requires strength? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. the team that is trying to score agile – (adj.) in sports. Each has a favorite sport that he or she likes to play.

circle “S. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). do you like playing offense or defense better? Why? 12 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. When you are playing a sport or a game.” 1 agile clumsy A S 6 aquatic watery A S 2 tournament contest A S 7 strenuous easy A S 3 novice expert A S 8 compete cooperate A S 4 opponent teammate A S 9 persistence indifference A S 5 trophy award A S 10 offense defense S A What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. circle “A.Homework Packet #2 Name ll They’re A s rt o p S d Goo Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms. sports. and/or activities in which I like to compete.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). Here are the names of two birds that are aquatic. These are two games. Scholastic Teaching Resources .

Ashley: I run almost every day and I love to race. Scholastic Teaching Resources 13 . we’re practically unstoppable. It can be very (6) when the paths are steep and rocky.Name Homework Packet #2 ll They’re A s rt o p S d Goo Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. My toughest (7) . I’ve only done it a few times. though. Noah: I really like to ski. I’m lucky that my body is (2) because that’s important when you do tumbling and flips. Tamika: My favorite sport is tennis. I think we’ll win the league (9) this year. Use each word just once. I want to play professional basketball. particularly is my sister. trophy persistence opponent agile aquatic strenuous novice tournament compete offense Our Favorite Sports Denzel: My sport is soccer. Jennifer: Baseball is my favorite sport. Kimberly: Gymnastics is my best sport. Rosita: I love all (3) sports. I know this will take lots of (10) and practice. and the team I play on is amazing. particularly swimming and diving. so I’m still a (4) . When we have the ball and are playing (1) . Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Yoshi: The sport I like best is football. (5) Jason: Hiking is what I like to do best. I’m on a really good team. Last weekend I won a for coming in first in a long-distance race. Kevin: When I graduate from college. My dad and I like to go to the stadium and watch the players (8) .

What do you think an aquanaut is? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. My guess: 14 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Are You a Word Whiz? The word aquatic starts with the Latin root aqua. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Then. Riddle: Why is a frog a good outfielder in baseball? a living or taking place in water b a synonym for “beginner” c a series of games to find a final winner d calling for lots of physical effort e a person you play against in a sport or game f the act of not giving up g a prize given to someone who has done well h in sports the team that is trying to score i able to move with quickness and ease j to attempt to win in a contest or game 4 13 1 9 5 15 8 6 2 10 11 7 12 3 14 The answer is: 1 2 3 4 11 5 12 13 6 7 14 15 8 9 10 . meaning water. to find the hidden answer to the riddle.Homework Packet #2 Name ll They’re A s rt o p S d Goo Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line at the bottom.

draw pictures or write words in each box. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.can mean again.) to foul or make dirty environment – (n. Here are some words that you should know as you learn about this important subject.) poisonous fumes – (n.) gases. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) a wild area with no people living in it Memory Boosters 1 The prefix re. conserve – (v.) of the greatest importance pollute – (v. especially if harmful or irritating wilderness – (n. Scholastic Teaching Resources 15 .) going beyond what is needed or necessary toxic – (adj.) the surrounding elements that affect living things recycle – (v. Which of these words starts with the prefix re-? 2 The adjective wild can mean with no people living in it. or vapors. smoke.) to protect from loss or from being used up litter – (n.) rubbish or trash that has been scattered about crucial – (adj.) to process old items so they can be use to make new ones excessive – (adj. It’s up to all of us to get informed and do our part.Homework Packet #3 Going Gre en Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Earth-Awareness Words! The Earth needs our help for a healthier future. Which of these words starts with the 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary word wild? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.

circle “A. 16 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #3 Going Gre Name en Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). Here are two things that can be recycled. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). This is what I think the environmental slogan “Don’t Be a Litter Bug” means. These are four things you might see in a wilderness area.” 1 litter trash A S 6 fumes 2 excessive required A S 7 environment surroundings A S 3 pollute spoil A S 8 recycle reuse A S 4 toxic harmless A S 9 conserve waste A S 5 crucial unimportant A S 10 wilderness city A S gases A S What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. circle “S. Scholastic Teaching Resources .

we must find ways to (4) water. That’s why it’s save and protect our The (8) to (6) areas. and carry the things we buy in our (5) own reusable cloth bags. or share a ride in a car pool. Use each word just once. These companies must be shown how to get rid of such wastes in a safe way. and everyone must be encouraged to use them. Whenever we can. many of the fish and (2) animals that live in or near these rivers are killed. We need to reduce the amount of trash we throw away. plastic containers. excessive crucial recycle litter conserve fumes pollute toxic environment wilderness Helping to Care for the When factories dump (1) wastes into our rivers. glass bottles. Here are two other ways we can cut down on the amount of household waste we throw away. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Buy products that don’t have packaging. we should walk. take a bus.Name Homework Packet #3 Going Gre Date en Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. and birds. (7) from the exhaust pipes of cars (9) the air. Scholastic Teaching Resources 17 . Thoughtless people drop (10) such as candy bar wrappers and plastic bags on the ground. animals. and cans so they can be treated and used again. Cities need to have enough trash cans in public places. Fixing leaky faucets and turning off the water while we are brushing our teeth are two of the things we can do to help. insects. We share the Earth with plants. As the Earth’s population continues to grow. One way is to (3) such things as newspapers. ride a bicycle.

1 2 t 4 o 7 w 3 l i l d 5 e r n e x t x c i t c y c o n s e r v r e 8 s s (*A clue for the word “wilderness. might be “a place where you might see bears. My guess: 18 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. synonym. Then write them on the appropriate numbered lines below. or clue* that fits each word going across or down. Scholastic Teaching Resources .” for example. Your job is to come up with a definition.”) r c s s 6 r u c i a l u l 9 e f m n v i r o i n m e n t s v 10 p o Across l l u t e Down 4 1 7 2 8 3 9 5 10 6 Are You a Word Whiz? What do you think the word toxins means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right.Name Homework Packet #3 Going Gre en Date Reverse Crossword Puzzle Page 4 Directions: This crossword puzzle already has the words filled in.

) things that belong to a person donation – (n.) a person who is famous possessions – (n.) worth a lot of money. draw pictures or write words in each box. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) having a lot of money and riches Memory Boosters 1 A dollar sign is made by writing the letter s with a vertical line through it ($). but the words she loves best relate to money and riches. She likes words about music.) spending or costing more than is required wealthy – (adj.Homework Packet #4 y’s Ritzy Mitz ar ll o Million-D s Word Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Fame-and-Fortune Words! Ritzy Mitzy is a very rich rock star. Here are some of her favorites.) having feelings of desire for what someone else has valuable – (adj.) a contribution given to others. packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. often to organizations stingy – (adj. Which of these words has the word extra in it? 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary can cost many dollars. of great value extravagant – (adj.) extremely large celebrity – (n.) to gain ownership of something immense – (adj. Write the word possessions using dollar signs instead of the letter s. Scholastic Teaching Resources 19 . acquire – (v.) unwilling to spend or give money envious – (adj. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. Some possessions 2 Extra means more or beyond what is needed.

This is one thing that I have or that I do that might make someone envious. circle “S.” 1 donation gift A S 6 acquire get A S 2 valuable worthless A S 7 extravagant cheap A S 3 stingy generous A S 8 envious jealous A S 4 wealthy poor A S 9 possessions belongings A S 5 celebrity star A S 10 immense tiny S A What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Here are two things that are immense.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). circle “A. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). These are my two favorite celebrities. 20 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #4 Name y’s Ritzy Mitz ar ll Million-Do Words Page 2 Date Same or Different? Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms.

” (1) she admits. Outside. (2) Five years ago. she is very . Now. there is a/an tennis court.” “She’s very generous. Recently she a pair of star-shaped sunglasses with diamonds on the frames. valuable envious possessions extravagant celebrity donation(s) acquire(d) wealthy stingy immense The Inside Scoop on Ritzy Mitzy “I love being a . she liked to put on costumes and sing for her family. though.” says Ritzy Mitzy.” says her best friend. thanks to huge sales of her hit songs.” When Ritzy Mitzy was a little girl. Cindy. “Last year she made very large (10) of her money and her time to a number of important causes. Use each word just once. there are many paintings by famous artists.” Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. (5) Ritzy Mitzy likes to shop and can sometimes be (6) . gifts. (7) Are her friends Mitzy is never swimming pool and a (4) (8) (9) ? “Not at all. She lives near the beach in (3) a beautiful house. Scholastic Teaching Resources 21 . “I get tired of jetting around. Inside. “Sometimes. “Ritzy . and tickets to shows. She likes to treat her friends to dinner.” adds another friend.Homework Packet #4 y’s Ritzy Mitz ar ll o Million-D s Word Page 3 Name Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Ritzy Mitzy arrived in California with very little money. Her favorite were a pretend microphone and a sparkly purple wig.

Then.Homework Packet #4 Name y’s Ritzy Mitz ar ll Million-Do Words Page 4 Date Discover the Hidden Words Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. What do you think acquisition means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. a of great worth b a synonym for “rich” c gigantic or huge d things a person owns e a contribution to something f not wanting to spend money on others g a person who is a movie star or a sports star h the opposite of “give away” i costing more than is necessary j wanting things that others have 8 4 6 12 9 3 1 10 5 11 2 7 Ritzy Mitzy likes to get to the music awards . . . My guess: 22 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Scholastic Teaching Resources . to find the hidden message. Are You a Word Whiz? The word acquisition is a noun. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 . write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page.

) someone who conquers (defeats. Which of these words means 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary words means someone who finds out a person’s views about things? someone who gets rid of something? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.) someone who aviates (flies an airplane) exterminator – (n.) someone who interviews people (talks with them in order to get information) cyclist – (n. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. aviator – (n. or motorcycle) manicurist – (n.) someone who does manicures (cares for and polishes fingernails) demonstrator – (n.) someone who employs (gives work and pay to) one or more people tourist – (n. -er.” Which of these 2 When you ex (X) something out on your paper. you get rid of it. draw pictures or write words in each box.” When these suffixes are added to certain words. Scholastic Teaching Resources 23 .) someone who exterminates (kills) pests like roaches and mice conqueror – (n. and -ist mean “someone who.Homework Packet #5 They’re A People Name Date ll Page 1 Get to Know Some Popular People Words! The suffixes -or.) someone who cycles (rides a tricycle. bicycle. Each of these ten words contains one of these suffixes.) someone who supervises (looks after and directs) others employer – (n. overcomes by force) interviewer – (n.) someone who tours (travels for pleasure around a city or country away from home) Memory Boosters 1 The word view can mean “what one thinks” or one’s “opinion about something. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) someone who explains by showing or doing supervisor – (n. the words refer to people.

manicure supervise exterminate cycle aviate conquer demonstrate employ interview tour Directions: Write each of these root words in the circle that displays the suffix that will correctly turn it into one of your vocabulary words. Here are two people I would like to interview. This is something that I could demonstrate to others. -or -er -ist What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Scholastic Teaching Resources .Name Homework Packet #5 They’re A People Date ll The Root of It Page 2 Here are the root words for each of your vocabulary words. 24 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. you must drop the e before adding the suffix. Here are four places where I would like to be a tourist. Note: For the words that end in e.

10 Wilbur Winston is a/an for the Pest-Be-Gone Company. of ice-cream makers at the Kitchen Mart. Hassan’s company truck. last month. She makes sure that the workers put the right number of nuts in all the candy bars. 7 Kate is a 8 Penny Peabody is a at Pinky’s Nail Salon. He was the first person to fly solo. One of his workers makes deliveries in Mr. 9 Charles Lindbergh was a famous . on “Snoop.C. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Scholastic Teaching Resources 25 .” an afternoon television program. 3 Bettina Bryant is a in a candy factory. the Washington Monument. 6 Yousef Hassan is the of five people at his sports equipment store. Use each word just once. She shows customers how easy it is to make ice cream at home.. 4 Daryl was a 5 Tabitha Trent is a/an in the Allegheny Mountain Bike Race last year. nonstop. across the Atlantic Ocean. and many other places. 2 In the 1500s Francisco Pizarro and a group of Spanish soldiers were the of the Inca Empire in Peru. the Smithsonian Museum. D. She talks with movie stars and asks them lots of questions about their lives. They visited the Lincoln Memorial. cyclist aviator tourist(s) exterminator conqueror(s) manicurist employer supervisor demonstrator interviewer A Who’s Who of People 1 The Chu family were in Washington. He works both in office buildings and in houses. Her favorite nail polish color is purple.Homework Packet #5 They’re A People Name Date ll Page 3 Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. He came in second.

Are You a Word Whiz? Which of these suffixes should you use to form the word that means someone who plays the guitar? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. to find the hidden word. Then. . a someone who gets rid of rats b someone who talks to others to gather information c someone who hires others to work for him or her d someone whose job includes putting on nail polish e someone who might show how something works f someone who is riding a bike g someone who defeated a country h someone who is visiting a place on vacation i someone who oversees the work of others j someone who flies airplanes 13 5 10 8 6 3 11 4 1 2 9 12 7 Someone who can twist his or her body into unusual positions is called a .Homework Packet #5 They’re A People Name Date ll Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 . . Scholastic Teaching Resources . My guess: 26 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page.

lonely interior – (n. Those brave enough to go by the house would see shadowy shapes in the windows and hear ghostly whispers. “Eek!” Which of these words starts with 2 The word fool means “someone who is unwise or uses poor judgment.” Which of these words has 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary two e’s? the word fool in it? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.Homework Packet #6 Shapes Shadowy stly and Gho Whispers Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Great Ghost-Story Words! In the town of Lonelyville.) foolishly or unwisely bold trembling – (adj.) not lived in. Here are some of the words they heard.) to take by surprise. there was a haunted house. to cause horror or fear foolhardy – (adj.) afraid that something bad might happen inhabit – (v. draw pictures or write words in each box.) fallen into a state of ruin.) a light.) shaking because of fear or cold Memory Boosters 1 Someone who is frightened by something might shout. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.) the inside part of something dilapidated – (adj. in poor condition rustle – (n. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. apprehensive – (adj.) to live in deserted – (adj. soft sound of things rubbing gently together eerie – (adj.) strange and frightening startle – (v. Scholastic Teaching Resources 27 .

28 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). These are two things that I think are eerie. Here are two things that might startle me. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). Scholastic Teaching Resources . circle “A. circle “S.Homework Packet #6 Name Shapes Shadowy stly and Gho Whispers Page 2 Date Same or Different? Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms. Here are four things in the interior of my home.” 1 trembling A S 6 eerie usual A S 2 apprehensive worried A S 7 startle shock A S 3 dilapidated sturdy A S 8 interior outside A S 4 deserted crowded A S 9 foolhardy careful A S 5 inhabit populate A S 10 rustle bang A S steady What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt.

old house was so that it had peeling paint. they heard moans and the (6) of ghosts moving (7) about the rooms. When they did. In this part of town where no one lived. weed-filled lots and boarded-up houses. This spooky.Name Homework Packet #6 Shapes Shadowy stly and Gho Whispers Page 3 Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Scholastic Teaching Resources 29 . Every evening. bats flew out of this hole and black cats jumped out of the windows. But a small group of teenagers sometimes dared each (5) other to creep up to the front door of the house on moonlit nights. Most people were too to even get near the haunted (4) house. missing (3) windows. One night the teenagers tried the front door and found that it was open. they walked into a large. they ran out of the house as fast as they could. Pushing aside cobwebs. eerie startle(d) inhabit(ed) trembling interior dilapidated foolhardy rustle deserted apprehensive The Haunted House On the edge of Lonelyville lay an area of empty. They boldly decided to explore the (8) of the house. They never went back! Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Use each word just once. and a big hole in the roof. Terrified and (10) from head to toe. dusty room where they were by the sight of two skeletons (9) sitting together on an old. there was a haunted house that (1) was by ghosts who came out from their hiding places when it grew (2) dark. dirty sofa.

Name Homework Packet #6 Shapes Shadowy stly and Gho Whispers Page 4 Date Discover the Hidden Words Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. My guess: 30 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Then. Riddle: What did the mother ghost say when her kids got in the car? a shaking with fear b the soft sound of leaves blowing together c to make one’s home in a place d very strange e recklessly daring f worn down and in need of many repairs g worried about what might happen h to frighten suddenly i without anyone living there j the inside part of a house 4 16 9 3 6 19 17 5 1 7 18 15 2 12 11 14 20 10 13 8 The answer is: 1 2 3 4 5 11 12 13 14 15 6 16 7 8 9 17 18 19 10 20 . to find the hidden answer. Scholastic Teaching Resources . write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page. Are You a Word Whiz? What do you think exterior means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right.

skip the boring old words like mad.) feeling let down optimistic – (adj. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) very joyful. and Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Excellent Emotion Words! When you describe emotions. Which of these words means the opposite of “at ease”? 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary packet? shell.) not sure what to think. proud sluggish – (adj.) looking on the bright. positive side of things elated – (adj. sad. happy. without much energy embarrassed – (adj. you want to show exactly how people are feeling. Which of these words is related to this creature? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. Scholastic Teaching Resources 31 . say. disappointed. confused – (adj.) calm and peaceful uneasy – (adj.) uncomfortable because of something one has done grateful – (adj. Here are more words that really describe feelings.) very angry disappointed – (adj. not comfortable Memory Boosters 1 A slug is a small creature that moves very slowly.) slow-moving. and glad—and try stronger words like irate.) thankful tranquil – (adj. In your writing. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. and grateful. draw pictures or write words in each box.Homework Packet #7 an Mad. or do irate – (adj. Better Th Glad! Sad. It’s slimy and looks somewhat like a snail without a 2 To feel at ease means to feel comfortable.) troubled.

” 1 embarrassed uncomfortable A S 6 uneasy calm A S 2 tranquil nervous A S 7 grateful sorry A S 3 irate pleased A S 8 optimistic hopeful A S 4 glad disappointed A S 9 confused puzzled A S 5 elated overjoyed 10 sluggish lively A S A S What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Here are four things for which I am grateful. Better Th Glad! Sad. circle “A. Scholastic Teaching Resources . This is a place where I feel or have felt tranquil. Here are two times when I felt elated.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). circle “S. and Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms.Homework Packet #7 Name an Mad. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). 32 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.

9 Justin felt whenever he had to walk by the old. 10 Lindsey felt because it rained on the day that they were supposed to go to the amusement park. 3 Brandon felt when he tried to understand the directions for fitting together all the pieces of the model airplane he was building. but she felt when he was chosen to be the captain of his baseball team. 4 It was a very hot day. 6 Juanita felt when one of her friends found the bracelet she had lost in the park. and Max felt too to go outside and play catch with his little brother. and Page 3 Name Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Franklin felt when he returned to the parking lot and saw that his new car now had a big dent in its bumper. 2 Latoya felt while she was sitting by the pond and listening to the birds sing. empty house that everyone said was haunted.Homework Packet #7 an Mad. Better Th Glad! Sad. . Use each word just once. that her team would win the relay race. . Scholastic Teaching Resources 33 . 1 Mr. disappointed elated uneasy optimistic grateful sluggish tranquil embarrassed irate confused I Felt So . Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. 5 Denise felt when she got the hiccups in the middle of the ballet that she and her mother were seeing. 7 Jeffrey felt 8 Sierra knew that the other teams were fast.

My guess: 34 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. a how one might feel if something is difficult to understand b how one might feel having spilled a drink c how one might feel in a quiet.Name Homework Packet #7 an Mad. peaceful place d how one might feel if he or she has no energy e how one might feel if something wonderful has happened f how one might feel if something very annoying has happened g how one might feel if he or she hears a creepy sound h how one might feel if he or she lives in a nice house i how one feels if he or she expects the best to happen j how one might feel if something he or she hoped for didn’t happen 4 7 9 1 10 5 2 8 3 6 The hidden word is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Are You a Word Whiz? The word ire is a noun. What do you think ire means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. Then. Better Th Glad! Sad. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page. Scholastic Teaching Resources . to find the hidden word. and Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition.

not doing what one is asked or told to do incapable – (adj. disobedient – (adj. not hard to understand or do. Here are ten words that have been changed into their antonyms by adding one of these prefixes. not able to be seen illegal – (adj.) not obedient. not able to be repaired or fixed illegible – (adj.Homework Packet #8 Lots of No Page 1 ts Name Date Get to Know Some Nifty “Not” Words! Prefixes that can mean “not” or “the opposite of” are im-. dis-.) not complicated. un-. Which of these words describes someone who 2 Able means having the power. in-.) not visible.) not legible. not likely to happen uncomplicated – (adj. against the law irreparable – (adj.) not probable. Memory Boosters 1 To obey means to do what one is supposed to do.) not pleased. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. not able to be gotten or had improbable – (adj. not happy or glad. not easy or possible to read unavailable – (adj. skill. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) not reparable or repairable. draw pictures or write words in each box. ir-. Scholastic Teaching Resources 35 .) not capable. annoyed invisible – (adj. il-. Which of these words means not 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary does not obey? being able to do something? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. not having the skill or ability to do something displeased – (adj. or means to do something.) not available.) not legal.

capable obedient legal legible visible probable reparable complicated pleased available Directions: Write each of these root words in the oval with the correct prefix to form one of the vocabulary words. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Here are two things that might be irreparable if they were dropped on the floor. 36 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. il- dis- ir- un- im- in- What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Here is something I would like to do if I were invisible.Name Homework Packet #8 Lots of No ts Date The Root of It Page 2 Here are the antonyms (or root words) for each of your vocabulary words. These are two things that I think seem very improbable.

” 5 It is 6 When her son is 7 It is 8 When Mr. Oops spilled a whole glass of lemonade on his computer. the damage that Jamie’s new pet is a penguin. 2 David was happy when he found that putting together the model airplane was . Use each word just once. When he tries to write with his left hand. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. 10 The wizard was whenever he put on his magical purple cape. was 9 . Baxter that seats on today’s 3:30 flight to Chicago were . 4 “My little brother is just like a squirmy worm. “He’s of sitting still for more than two minutes. his writing is . 3 Everyone was when the children left their sandwich wrappers and banana peels on the picnic bench. Scholastic Teaching Resources 37 . Were Not 1 The ticket agent told Mr. .” said Olivia. Ryan is right-handed.Homework Packet #8 Lots of No Name Date ts Page 3 Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. to park a car at a bus stop. Is Not. his mother sends him to his room. unavailable disobedient displeased irreparable incapable improbable illegal invisible uncomplicated illegible Was Not.

7 i u 2 i n c o p i r l i d l m v s 6 i p i c o b t e 4 d s 5 o s a i e d i e u n p t l b a a e l b v a a s e g a l 8 e Across l 10 i r r e 3 simple 6 not doing what one has been told to do 7 against the law p i l c a a r a b p l a e b e 10 unable to be fixed i n l 9 not easily read 9 l l e g i b l e d l e Down 1 unable to be seen 2 very unlikely to happen 4 annoyed 5 not able to be had 8 unable to do something Are You a Word Whiz? Which of the prefixes that can mean not goes in front of the word possible? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. Scholastic Teaching Resources . My guess: 38 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Name Homework Packet #8 Lots of No ts Date Crossword Craze Page 4 1 3 Directions: Complete this crossword puzzle by filling in the vocabulary words that fit the definitions.

Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. Here are ten words that she thinks are important to know in learning about animals and their lives.) an animal hunted for food by another animal Memory Boosters 1 A helpful way to remember which is the predator and which is the prey is to complete this little 2 The word habit can mean a usual way of acting or doing something.) no longer existing nocturnal – (adj. That’s someone who is an expert on animals and animal behavior.Homework Packet #9 All About Animals Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Awesome Animal Words! Sara Safari is a zoologist. draw pictures or write words in each box. “Go away.) to seasonally move from one place to another extinct – (adj. camouflage – (n.) active at night habitat – (n.) to spend the winter by sleeping or resting in an inactive state carnivore – (n.) an animal that eats mainly plant material prey – (n. Which of these words 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary rhyme.) an animal that hunts and eats other animals for its survival herbivore – (n. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.” said the . contains the word habit and can mean the usual place where a particular animal is found? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.) the place where a plant or an animal naturally lives predator – (n.) an appearance that blends in with the surroundings hibernate – (v.) an animal that feeds mainly on meat migrate – (v. Scholastic Teaching Resources 39 .

1 hab bi vore 2 car ou nate 3 pred ber nal 4 cam i tor 5 noc a tat 6 her ni flage 7 hi tur vore 1 5 2 6 3 7 4 What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Put the correct syllables together to complete the vocabulary words. Write the words on the lines below. Scholastic Teaching Resources . the wildebeest in East Africa begin to travel north. Are they migrating or hibernating? 40 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Is it a carnivore or a herbivore? A cat is chasing a mouse. Is the mouse the predator or the prey? In May.Homework Packet #9 All About Animals Page 2 Name Date Shuffled Syllables Directions: The second and third syllables of these words are all mixed up. when the rains begin to fall. The hippopotamus feeds mainly on grasses and water plants.

some bats live and sleep in caves. flying about in the night hunting for food.Name Homework Packet #9 All About Animals Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Like all . With this . Use each word just once. Scholastic Teaching Resources 41 . this long-necked animal has the same number of neck bones as humans. (5) In September or October. It hunts for its (8) by approaching quietly and then racing after it. the cheetah has strong jaws and sharp teeth that can (7) slice. This journey is 6. and its heart slows down to just four (6) beats a minute. It rolls into a ball. This eats a diet of tree leaves and twigs that are up to 20 feet above the (3) ground. This fast-running animal can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour in short bursts. the woodchuck seals off its underground home and begins to for the winter. During the day. The fur of the Arctic fox changes from brown to white as the weather starts getting cold. Most bats are (9) animals. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. and tear flesh. mistaking them for threats. the fox blends in with the snow and ice and can hide from its (4) . where there may be thousands of them crowded together on the walls and ceiling. Surprisingly. camouflage herbivore hibernate prey migrate(s) nocturnal extinct habitat carnivore(s) predator(s) Animals Are Amazing Each fall. the grey whale from the Bering Sea in the North to the (1) warm waters of Mexico.000 miles long! The giraffe’s (2) is the African grasslands. This very large animal has extremely poor eyesight and can sometimes charge trees. the black rhino is in danger of becoming (10) . Without continued and serious protection.

Homework
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Name

All About
Animals

Date

Discover the Hidden Words

Page 4

Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition.
Then, to find the hidden message, write each numbered letter from your
answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page.

a

an animal that hunts other animals for food

b

to move regularly from one area to another

c

a meat-eating animal

d

a body color, pattern, or shape that helps an animal hide

e

an animal that is hunted by another animal

f

no longer living anywhere on Earth

g

most active during the night

h

to spend the winter in a resting state

i

a place needed by a particular animal for its survival

j

a plant-eating animal

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What animal has a sticky tongue that can be about two feet long?
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Are You a Word Whiz?
The word diurnal has the opposite meaning of nocturnal. What do you think diurnal means? Take a guess
and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right.
My guess:

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Packet #10

udy
Partly Clo
and Warm
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Name

Date

Get to Know Some
Wonderful Weather Words!

Jack Frost is a TV weatherman. His relies on information from weather
stations around the country and from weather satellites in space.
Here are some of the words that Jack uses in his weather reports.
Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean,
draw pictures or write words in each box.
accumulate – (v.) to pile up,
to collect little by little

drizzle – (v.) to rain gently
with very small drops

blizzard – (n.) a blinding,
heavy snowstorm with
strong winds

frigid – (adj.) very cold

diminish – (v.) to become
smaller, to decrease, to lessen

gusts – (n.) sudden, strong
rushes of wind

dreary – (adj.) dark
and gloomy

humidity – (n.) the amount
of water vapor or moisture in
the air

drench – (v.) to soak,
to wet thoroughly

sweltering –(adj.) very hot

Memory Boosters
1

The word dim can mean “to grow less strong.” Which of these words starts with the

2

On a very hot day you may sweat. Which of these words starts with the first three letters

3

What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary

word dim?

of sweat?

packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.

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Name

udy
Partly Clo
and Warm

Date

Counting Syllables

Page 2

Directions: Count how many syllables each of the vocabulary words has. Write the
one syllable words in the circle, the two syllable words in the rectangle, the three
syllable words in the triangle, and the four syllable words in the square.

accumulate

gusts

blizzard

diminish

frigid

dreary

humidity

drench(ing)

drizzle

sweltering

What Do You Think?
Directions: List your ideas for each prompt.
Here are four things I would wear outdoors in frigid weather.


These are two things I might do on a sweltering day.

What would be hard to do in a blizzard?

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expect a (8) (9) (10) Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. with a high for tomorrow (3) of about five degrees above zero.” Spring April 19: “Hold onto your hats because there will be cold all day tomorrow. Use each word just once. and a sunny day with Summer August 28: “Expect another high 90s. Snow may to heights of three feet in some parts of the city by tomorrow afternoon. you’ll feel like you’re living in a steam bath. the winds will temperatures reaching into the high 60s can be expected. with temperatures in the (6) (7) . and plan to go to a long. With the heat and the high day tomorrow. Take my advice. air-conditioned movie. By Tuesday. Scholastic Teaching Resources day. By tonight.” Fall October 25: “Tomorrow will be a chilly.” (4) (5) of wind . By nighttime. Better take along an in the afternoon for short rain.Name Homework Packet #10 udy Partly Clo and Warm Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Temperatures will continue to be . umbrella if you go out because it will periods of time.” 45 . a (1) (2) will close airports and make driving very dangerous. accumulate gusts blizzard diminish frigid dreary humidity drench(ing) drizzle sweltering And Now Here’s Jack Frost With the Weather Winter February 4: “Heavy snow and strong winds are headed our way.

might be “you may need an umbrella when it does this. 1 d r e 2 a r y (*A clue for the word “drizzle.”) c 3 c u 5 d i r b l i z Across a z t l e e i n i s h r s d r 6 t 7 l z 4 u u i 8 m g w e l t e d f r e i n i c g h g i 9 h u m i d i t y Down 1 2 5 3 7 4 8 5 9 6 Are You a Word Whiz? A weatherman predicts what the weather will be.” for example. My guess: 46 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. synonym. Your job is to come up with a definition. or clue* that fits each word going across or down. What do you think the word predict means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. Then write these on the appropriate numbered lines below. Scholastic Teaching Resources .Name Homework Packet #10 udy Partly Clo and Warm Date Reverse Crossword Puzzle Page 4 Directions: This crossword puzzle already has the words filled in.

Scholastic Teaching Resources 47 . Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) very pleasing or enjoyable to taste glutton – (n.) a person who is greedy and eats too much devour – (v.) to want or wish for strongly feast – (n. has 10 favorite words. 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary weight word “ton”? Which of these words starts with the word “nut”? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. and food. It’s no wonder that he likes these words.) a pleasant odor or smell edible – (adj. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. often for a special occasion delectable – (adj.) a liquid that people drink famished – (adj.) a large. They all have to do with meals. draw pictures or write words in each box. fancy meal. important to the body for energy. aroma – (n.) to eat hungrily and completely nutritious – (adj. Which of these words ends in the 2 Nuts are a good source of protein. eating.) describing healthy food that’s important to eat Memory Boosters 1 Someone who eats too much may end up weighing too much. owner of Peppy’s Pizza Parlor.Homework Packet #11 pperoni’s Peppy Pe orites Food Fav Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Fabulous Food Words! Peppy Pepperoni.) very hungry crave – (v.) safe or able to be eaten beverage – (n.

If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). Here are four foods I eat that are nutritious. circle “S. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Here are four things that I think have a nice aroma.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning).Homework Packet #11 Name pperoni’s Peppy Pe orites Food Fav Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms. 48 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. circle “A.” 1 crave desire A S 6 aroma scent A S 2 delectable disgusting A S 7 devour taste A S 3 feast snack A S 8 nutritious healthy A S 4 beverage drink A S 9 edible poisonous A S 5 glutton overeater A S 10 famished full A S What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. These are my two favorite beverages.

you’ll leave feeling full. every single bite of our super-size pizza. 6 Special offer! Order a with your pizza. glasses. 4 Try one of our salads. but please don’t be a 8 Try our favorite topping. at a palace. and we’ll refill your glass for free. It’s 9 A meal at Peppy’s is like going to a 10 . plates. 3 Don’t worry! Just about everything is except for the napkins. They are filled with lots of “good-for-you” vegetables. chunks of tender chicken. Use each word just once.Name Homework Packet #11 pperoni’s Peppy Pe orites Food Fav Page 3 Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. 5 The wonderful of our tomato sauce will make your mouth water. and silverware. That’s because you’ll another one of his pizzas soon. you’ll be back. feast glutton famished edible beverage devour aroma delectable nutritious crave tk You’ll Love Eating at Peppy’s Pizza Parlor 1 If you come in feeling 2 Our pizzas are so good that a family of four will . Once you’ve tried one of Peppy’s pizzas. 7 We want you to get enough to eat. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Scholastic Teaching Resources 49 .

Scholastic Teaching Resources . write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page.Name Homework Packet #11 pperoni’s Peppy Pe orites Food Fav Page 4 Date Discover the Hidden Words Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. to find the hidden word. Then. a a large and very fancy meal b describing healthy food that’s good for the body c a nice scent or smell d a liquid that people drink e to wish for or desire very much f a greedy person who eats too much g to eat very hungrily and completely h able to be eaten i very hungry j very pleasing to taste 3 9 5 7 1 10 6 2 8 4 The hidden word is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Are You a Word Whiz? What do you think the word “famine” means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. My guess: 50 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.

) not fruitful or producing much.) the ability to keep doing something without getting tired exuberant – (adj. usually the top of a mountain Memory Boosters 1 The word provide means “to make available or supply what is needed. to be faced with provisions – (n. without plant growth obstacle – (n. very important stamina – (n.Homework Packet #12 To the Top Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some High-Energy Hiking Words! On their summer vacation. apparel – (n. it is plain.” Which of these words is 2 If something is bare.) full of danger barren – (adj. Which of these words is related to the 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary related to the word provide? word bare? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. draw pictures or write words in each box.) the highest point. It was awesome! Here are some of the words that Steve used when he described this climb in his travel journal.) needed.) something that prevents forward movement encounter – (v. empty. Steve and his family hiked to the top of a mountain.) to come upon unexpectedly. particularly food and drinks essential – (adj. or without covering. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) filled with joy and happiness summit – (n. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.) supplies. Scholastic Teaching Resources 51 .) things that are worn by a person hazardous – (adj.

52 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #12 Name To the Top Date Synonym Match Page 2 Directions: Draw a line from each word in the left column to its synonym in the right column. 1 exuberant peak 2 stamina clothing 3 provisions meet 4 summit necessary 5 hazardous excited 6 apparel empty 7 barren barrier 8 encounter energy 9 obstacle supplies 10 essential risky What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Remember: a synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. Here are four things that I would include in my provisions for an overnight camping trip. These are two things that are essential to do each day. Here are two things that make me feel exuberant.

I felt very 53 . In some places the trail was wet and slippery. snacks for the trail. We . Having made it all the way. and a first-aid kit. including a large tree that had fallen across the trail and a wide patch of mud that we had to step around carefully so we wouldn’t lose our footing! As we neared the (8) . My energy was beginning to fade. I was proud of myself! (10) Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #12 To the Top Page 3 Name Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Use each word just once. We could see other mountains all around us. I began to wonder if I had enough (9) to make it all the way to the top. The view was amazing. My sister convinced me that I could do it. even the ranger station where we had begun our hike. and with one last burst of strength I made it. such as drinking water. She also suggested that we take adequate (3) . making our climb more (5) several (4) (6) . We climbed to the very top of a mountain! First we stopped at the ranger station to get a trail map and advice for our climb. obstacle(s) summit hazardous apparel exuberant essential stamina encounter(ed) barren provisions My Travel Journal July 16 Today was one of the best days of our trip. The ranger was very helpful and told us it was to have warm (1) . There were no trees. and the trail was getting even steeper. At first the trail was fairly flat. the land became quite (7) . just patches of snow. Scholastic Teaching Resources ! The whole way down. (2) since it might be quite windy and cold near the peak. but it quickly became steeper and more rocky. It looked so tiny from up there on the mountain top.

to find the hidden answer. What do you think elevation means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. Scholastic Teaching Resources . for example f an antonym for “safe” g the physical strength to keep going h food and drinks for a hike i something that blocks the way j to come upon by chance 6 10 3 12 5 9 11 1 2 7 8 4 The world’s tallest mountain is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Are You a Word Whiz? The elevation of the world’s tallest mountain is over 29.000 feet. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line at the bottom. and pants. My guess: 54 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Then. sweaters.Homework Packet #12 Name To the Top Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. a bubbling over with happiness b with nothing growing c the top of a mountain d very needed e shirts.

” Which of these words has two word ram? words joined together—each of which (like delay) starts with a d. ends with a y and has an l in the middle? 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. draw pictures or write words in each box.) noisy and wild. nonsense hubbub – (n. ornamental object of little value cantankerous – (adj.) a small.) to trick or mislead knickknack – (n. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.” Which of these words starts with the 2 The word delay can mean to “act later than expected” or to “put off.) to put off what one should be doing.Homework Packet #13 What’s So r cke Funny. irritable rambunctious – (adj.) to run away in a hurry Memory Boosters 1 The word ram can mean “to push hard. These are some of his favorites.) to chuckle or snort with amusement scalawag – (n. Tu le Tick ? Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Rib-Tickling Words! Tucker Tickle is amused by synonyms for funny. confused noise skedaddle – (n. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. to dawdle shenanigans – (n.) playful trickery.) a loud. bamboozle – (v. Scholastic Teaching Resources 55 .) a rascal. He is also entertained by words that look funny or sound funny.) ill-tempered. disorderly chortle – (v. someone who plays pranks on others dillydally – (v.

This is something that a scalawag might do.” 1 knickknack A S 6 hubbub uproar A S 2 rambunctious quiet A S 7 bamboozle fool A S 3 chortle A S 8 skedaddle depart A S 4 cantankerous cranky A S 9 scalawag trickster A S 5 shenanigans pranks A S 10 dillydally hurry A S decoration sob What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Scholastic Teaching Resources .Homework Packet #13 Name What’s So r cke Funny. Tu le Tick ? Page 2 Date Same or Different? Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms. 56 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). Here are two times when I might want to dillydally. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). Here are three things that would make me chortle. circle “A. circle “S.

“Stop your 4 . She keeps these put a big rubber spider on top of the birthday cake. Scholastic Teaching Resources 57 . when the helicopter made an emergency landing in the middle of a large playground. “Go away!” 5 The frog said to the snail. the old man shook his fist and shouted.Homework Packet #13 Name What’s So r cke Funny. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. 3 Nellie screamed when her little brother’s wind-up mouse ran across the kitchen floor. I’m sure you’ll win the race against the beetle.” 6 The 7 Mrs. Use each word just once. on top of a pink table in her living room. McBoodle has a collection of 50 little china poodles.” Nellie said crossly to her brother. When some young Halloween trick-or-treaters came to his door. 10 Chester Chumm when he saw a chubby chimp chewing a chunky chocolate chip cookie. Tu le Tick ? Page 3 Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. 8 The crowd pushed and shoved to get a better view of the 100-pound turkey in the Thanksgiving Day parade. 9 Wilma the witch on her broomstick when a black cat began to chase her. “If you don’t . hubbub chortle(d) bamboozle(d) scalawag rambunctious knickknack(s) cantankerous skedaddle(d) shenanigans dillydally That’s Ridiculous 1 Sylvester Sly 2 There was a great a foolish man into buying a car without an engine.

Riddle: What should you do if your toe falls off? a decorative object bought at a small cost b to cheat or fool someone c noisy confusion d to rush off e to waste time f to laugh with joy g loud and disorderly h silly pranks i disagreeable. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Then. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line at the bottom.Name Homework Packet #13 What’s So r cke Funny. My guess: 58 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. What do you think the word hilarious means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. to find the hidden answer to the riddle. Tu le Tick ? Page 4 Date Discover the Hidden Words Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. cross j someone who likes to play tricks 2 7 11 4 3 1 10 6 5 9 12 13 8 The answer is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Are You a Word Whiz? Hilarious is a synonym that Tucker Tickle really likes.

) to speak well of adept – (adj. draw pictures or write words in each box. invent or develop assent – (v. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. Already means “by this time” or “before this time.means “before.) to make a plan.” Which of these words starts with the prefix pre-? 2 An ice pick is a tool that is used to break up ice.Homework Packet #14 ady We’re Alre Go to All Ready Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Words That Are Commonly Confused! Already and all ready are often confused. Scholastic Teaching Resources 59 . Which of these words ends with the 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary word ice? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.” Here are five word pairs that are commonly confused.” All ready means “totally prepared.) to agree or consent precede – (v.) to go or come before in order. adapt – (v. for example ascend – (v.) skillful. expert device – (n.) to adjust or fix to fit a new situation commend – (v.) to make a start proceed – (v.) something used to do a job—a tool or piece of equipment. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. place. especially after stopping Memory Boosters 1 The prefix pre.) to go on. or time commence – (v.) to go up or climb devise – (v.

circle “A. circle “S. Here are the two months that precede July.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning).Homework Packet #14 Name ady We’re Alre Go to All Ready Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms. Scholastic Teaching Resources . These are two things at which I am adept. Here are four small but useful devices you can find in a kitchen. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning). 60 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.” 1 devise create A S 6 adept unskilled A S 2 ascend rise A S 7 commence end A S 3 proceed stop A S 8 precede follow A S 4 adapt adjust A S 9 commend praise A S 5 device tool A S 10 assent disagree A S What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt.

to living in a big city. she had to (commend(ed) or commence(d)) (commend(ed) or commence(d)) (adept or adapt) 9 Erik is an Angelo on the speech that he made. (proceed or precede) on July 12. 1 Luis had to 2 Carla hopes that her parents will (assent or ascend) a ladder to get to his tree house. He can do figure eights and amazing spins. (assent or ascend) to let her visit her friend’s lake house.Name Homework Packet #14 ady We’re Alre Go to All Ready Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct word from each pair of commonly confused words. All Right! I Bet You Get These All Right All right can mean both “yes” and “without any errors. He’s thinking about a mechanical arm that comes out from his alarm clock. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. (proceed or precede) me. Scholastic Teaching Resources 61 .” Alright is not a formally accepted spelling. 3 Josh wants to a (device or devise) (device or devise) that will help him get up on time on schooldays. Aaron and Aisha will 8 When Marissa’s family moved from a small town to San Francisco.” said Alex. as soon as it stops raining. (adept or adapt) ice skater. 4 Everyone 5 Summer camp 6 The soccer game will 7 “If we line up alphabetically.

My guess: 62 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Which of these words means “besides” or “in stead of”? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. for example 4 to go in front of 9 to give one’s consent to 6 something created for a special use Are You a Word Whiz? The words except and accept are often confused. 1 2 5 c p o r m o m c a s c e m e e 8 c n n 3 e n c a d a 4 p d r e e p c t 7 d d d t 6 e v i s d e d v e i c 9 Across a s s e n t Down 3 to make fit for a different purpose 1 to praise someone 5 to begin 2 to move forward 7 to create 3 expert at something 8 using a staircase.Name Homework Packet #14 ady We’re Alre Go to All Ready Date Crossword Craze Page 4 Directions: Complete this crossword puzzle by filling in the vocabulary words that fit the definitions. Scholastic Teaching Resources .

) a grassy field where animals can feed hectic – (adj. Which of these words means a large number 2 One of the meanings of number is “quantity.) full of people numerous – (adj. especially a large number. graze – (v.) to feed on growing grass pasture – (n.” Which of these words is 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary of people in a place? related to number? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. “I miss the country.) having to do with cities Memory Boosters 1 Population refers to the number of people in a place.) pleasing or charming to look at illuminated – (adj. Here are some words she uses to describe country and city life. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #15 king From Hon king Hon Geese to s Horn Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some City and Country Words! Akiko and her family moved from a farm in the country to New York City. Scholastic Teaching Resources 63 . draw pictures or write words in each box.) a place where fruit trees are planted and grow urban – (adj.) a great quantity. very many rural – (adj.) supplied with light populous – (adj.) of or related to the country orchard – (n. but the city is exciting!” Akiko says.) full of busy activity and confusion picturesque – (adj.

Here are two places that I think are picturesque. These are two animals that graze. Here are three things that could be picked from trees in an orchard. Write each vocabulary word that relates to the city in the oval on the right.Homework Packet #15 Name king From Hon king o H n Geese to s Horn Page 2 Date Which Is Which? Directions: Write each vocabulary word that relates to the country in the oval on the left. write it in the area where the shapes overlap. If you think that a word relates to both the city and the country. Scholastic Teaching Resources . 64 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. orchard pasture illuminated urban graze numerous hectic rural populous picturesque City Country What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt.

and take rides on the subway. and pretty stone fences near our farm in the country. (4) I miss Honker. Sidewalks are filled with crowds of people. Akiko Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. (9) Streets are filled with buses. That’s an area that’s filled with theaters. and taxis. Use each word just once. Now Mom and I will (2) have to pick our apples in the fruit section at the supermarket. and lots of colorful (8) life can be pretty signs. all sorts of restaurants. I liked to watch them in the (3) . Love. there were ponds. That’s particularly true here in New York because it is the most United States. too. Life in a city is not at all like life in a our area. fields of sunflowers. There’s so much to do here! I think I’m glad we moved. Scholastic Teaching Resources 65 . we’ll go to museums. I have a picture of him on my dresser so I won’t forget him. It was so very looking at the (5) (6) ! My views are quite different now. (7) . I miss climbing trees in (1) and being able to pick apples there in the fall. my pet goose. I miss our sheep. As you know. the Statue of Liberty.Name Homework Packet #15 king From Hon king n o H Geese to s rn o H Page 3 Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. cars. I like tall buildings and visiting Times Square. orchard pasture illuminated urban graze numerous hectic rural populous picturesque Dear Grandma. Sheep are so cute! Most of all. (10) city in the When you come to visit at Thanksgiving.

to find the hidden message. Then. My guess: 66 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page. a a field of growing grass where animals can feed b the opposite of “urban” c describing a place with many people d the opposite of “unlit” e a place where you might pick cherries f the opposite of “calm” g the opposite of “ugly” h what a cow might do in a grassy field i having to do with cities j the opposite of “very few” 12 1 14 18 6 10 7 5 2 9 19 13 17 20 11 22 3 4 16 15 21 8 One of Akiko’s favorite New York City sights is: 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Are You a Word Whiz? Another city word is skyscraper. What do you think a skyscraper is? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right.Homework Packet #15 Name king From Hon king o H n Geese to s Horn Page 4 Date Discover the Hidden Words Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. Scholastic Teaching Resources .

Today.) a group of people moving forward together in an orderly line champion .Homework Packet #16 Olympic G old Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Olympian Words! The first Olympic Games took place in ancient Greece. very difficult procession . Scholastic Teaching Resources 67 .(n.) very hard to do.) something that has been built flawless – (adj.) a first public appearance structure – (n. Here are some words that have to do with the Olympics.) someone who looks at something without taking part debut – (n.(n.) very unusual.” Which of these words has the word 2 Which word means “very hard” and has a beginning that sounds like “hard”? 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary part struct in it? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. or bronze medals. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.) without a mistake or fault symbol – (n. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean.) someone who wins first place in a contest or game spectator – (n. silver. achievement – (n. Then.) something that stands for an idea Memory Boosters 1 The word construct means “to build something. beyond what is ordinary arduous – (adj. winners wore olive wreaths on their heads. draw pictures or write words in each box. winners receive gold.) something gained or won by special effort extraordinary – (adj.

Here are two things at which I have been a spectator. 1 structure success 2 champion watcher 3 debut parade 4 extraordinary perfect 5 spectator difficult 6 symbol building 7 arduous introduction 8 procession winner 9 achievement representation 10 flawless special What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Scholastic Teaching Resources .Homework Packet #16 Olympic G Name old Date Synonym Match Page 2 Directions: Draw a line from each word in the left column to its synonym in the right column. Remember: a synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. These are two achievements of which I am very proud. 68 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Here is something that I think is arduous.

000 the 2000 Summer Olympics. an American swimmer. (2) who have come from all over the world to take part in the sports events. In Sydney. Figure skating is an exciting event to watch during the Winter Olympics. a new stadium with seating for more than 10. Michael Phelps. (10) to win eight gold medals in one Olympics. Scholastic Teaching Resources 69 . a figure skater’s performance must be as possible. and a (1) of the athletes. The for the Olympics is five colored rings. These rings are linked to (3) represent the Olympic spirit of friendship. To prepare for the Olympics. became the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score by the judges. (4) Australia. To win a gold medal. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. the lighting of the Olympic flame. athletes must follow a/an long-term training program. In 2004. That was an outstanding (9) became the first Olympic . The host cities often build new for the Olympic events. Use each word just once. (8) as At the 1976 Summer Olympics. was built for (5) (6) . women’s wrestling made its (7) . Nadia Comaneci.Name Homework Packet #16 Olympic G Date old Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. structure(s) champion achievement arduous flawless debut procession symbol extraordinary spectator(s) The Olympics The Olympic Games begin with a special program that includes entertainment. The Summer Olympics now has over 300 different events. At the 2008 Summer Olympics. a 14-year old girl from Romania.

to find the hidden answer. and running? a something done that requires skill or effort b the first time something is seen publicly c the opposite of “filled with mistakes” d people moving forward in a formal manner e the winner of a gold medal in the Olympics f something that represents something else g a person who watches an activity h requiring much effort i very remarkable j a house. or garage 9 4 10 12 2 7 11 3 5 6 8 1 The name of the event is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Are You a Word Whiz? The word flawless ends with the suffix -less. What do you think the suffix -less means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. Scholastic Teaching Resources . cycling. hotel. Then. My guess: 70 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line at the bottom.Homework Packet #16 Olympic G Name old Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. Question: What Olympic event combines three different sports—swimming.

and butterflies.Homework Packet #17 The Word Artist Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Amazing Art Words! Pablo Pescado is a famous artist who makes beautiful “word paintings.) a representation of a person in a picture or drawing portrait – (adj. excel – (v. snakes.” Which of these words is spelled with 2 The word real means “actual” or “true. and imagination vivid – (adj.) a painting.) like the real thing ingenious – (adj.) very bright or lively Memory Boosters 1 The word excellent means “outstanding” or “extremely good. a drawing.) a picture showing a scene on land exhibit – (v. or a photograph of a person.) a shade or tone of a color realistic – (adj. especially of the face hue – (adj. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.” In one painting. at something landscape – (n. originality. Scholastic Teaching Resources 71 . draw pictures or write words in each box.) to be outstanding or superior.) showing cleverness.” Which of these words is a form of the word real? 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary the first five letters of excellent? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.) to show or display in public masterpiece – (n) one of the best works by an artist figure – (n. Here are words for his next ten paintings. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. he formed the letters in the word “jungle” using vines.

If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning).Name Homework Packet #17 The Word Artist Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms. Title Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Title 72 Here is a landscape. circle “S. circle “A. Here is a portrait. Scholastic Teaching Resources .” 1 masterpiece scribble A S 6 excel fail A S 2 hue shade A S 7 figure person A S 3 exhibit hide A S 8 realistic imaginary A S 4 landscape scene A S 9 portrait likeness A S 5 vivid dull A S 10 ingenious clever A S My Art Work Directions: Sketch a portrait and a landscape to show the difference.” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning).

While I was in art school. I was painting and fields near my home. Soon. a few of these paintings are being called (10) Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Even as a very young child I in art. Although some people were . she has an ear where her nose should be. most people loved these pictures and paid (9) thousands of dollars for them. a large group of my paintings were a popular art gallery in Los Angeles. I began painting (2) (3) of my sister. It is a series of what I call “word paintings. Use each word just once. though.” Happily. By then. I liked to draw houses. 73 . they decided that these paintings were exciting and . museums and art collectors are already interested in buying them. I used and different (8) upset that the colors weren’t at (5) (6) of the woods reds. and stick (1) . (4) When I was only twenty-five. At first my teachers were shocked because in some of these pictures I gave my sister three eyes.Name Homework Packet #17 The Word Date Artist Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. pinks. exhibit(ed) masterpiece(s) vivid hue(s) realistic landscape(s) excel(led) portrait(s) ingenious figure(s) My Life as a Painter by Pablo Pescado It was no surprise to my parents that I have become an important artist. In fact. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Now I have started something new. and purples for the trees (7) of green or yellow for the sky. In others. trees.

My guess: 74 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #17 The Word Name Artist Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. to find the hidden message. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page. Then. Are You a Word Whiz? What do you think a self-portrait is? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. Scholastic Teaching Resources . original e a picture of a land scene f display in a public place g true to life h to do better than others i brilliantly colored j a person in a drawing 10 16 11 1 8 7 14 3 13 15 12 2 9 6 4 5 For my very first painting I 1 2 3 4 11 12 5 13 6 14 7 15 8 16 9 10 . a a picture of a person b an artist’s best work c shade or tint of a color d inventive.

it is reasonable or a good idea. Peterson teaches fifth grade.Homework Packet #18 It Takes All Kinds Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Pertinent Personality Words! Mrs. Which of these words has a second syllable that sounds 2 If something makes sense.) full of energy. draw pictures or write words in each box.) filled with a desire to be a success inquisitive – (adj. showing good manners patient – (adj. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. ambitious – (adj. What she loves best about her students is that each one is unique. Scholastic Teaching Resources 75 . Which of these words has most of the 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary like quiz? word sense in it? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper. Here are ten different words that describe ten of her students.) enjoying company. friendly Memory Boosters 1 A quiz is a short test that asks questions. enjoyable to be with sociable – (adj.) thoughtful of others.) having a willingness to wait energetic – (adj. amusing.) interesting.) eager to find out about things confident – (adj.) showing good sense and judgment entertaining – (adj.) full of pranks and teasing fun courteous – (adj.) sure of oneself and one’s abilities mischievous – (adj. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. active sensible – (adj.

circle “S. Here are two things about which I am confident. These are two things that I think are entertaining. circle “A. These are two things that I have done that were courteous. If the words are antonyms (opposite in meaning).Homework Packet #18 Name It Takes All Kinds Date Same or Different? Page 2 Directions: Each of the pairs of words below are antonyms or synonyms.” 1 entertaining boring A S 6 inquisitive curious A S 2 sociable friendly A S 7 sensible foolish A S 3 ambitious lazy A S 8 courteous rude A S 4 confident sure A S 9 mischievous serious A S 5 energetic peppy A S 10 patient A S impatient What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. Scholastic Teaching Resources .” If the words are synonyms (the same or similar in meaning). 76 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.

She believes that she will do well at almost anything she tries to do. He always offers to help his mother carry heavy packages and often holds doors open for others. Use each word just once. and games to play. 7 Midori is very . spooky stories. She has lots of friends and likes to spend as much time as possible with them. He walks to and from school even though he could ride the bus. She likes to think up silly pranks and loves to have fun on April Fools’ Day. 9 Doug is very . 5 Kareem is almost always very . 4 Wendy is playfully . He is fun to be with because he knows lots of jokes. She likes to find out why things happen and how things work. He wants to be an important scientist and is already reading books about science and scientists whenever he has time. 6 Adam is very . Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. She often searches for information in encyclopedias and on the Internet. He takes an umbrella when it looks like it might rain and does his homework right after school when there’s something special he wants to do in the evening. riddles. 2 Gordon is very . Peterson’s Class 1 Julia is very . He never seems to get tired. He has big plans for his future. She loves slumber parties and sending e-mails. courteous energetic mischievous patient sociable inquisitive confident ambitious entertaining sensible Some of the Students in Mrs. She never pushes in front of others and always waits quietly for her turn. 8 Mario is very . 10 Keesha is very . Scholastic Teaching Resources 77 .Homework Packet #18 It Takes All Kinds Page 3 Name Date Which Fits Best? Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. 3 Leila is very .

 Then. My guess: 78 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. to find the hidden answer to the riddle. Riddle: When did Benjamin Franklin discover electricity? a able to wait without complaining b full of questions c enjoys doing playful teasing d enjoying being and doing things with others e doing things that are wise to do f lively and active g eager to do well h fun to be around i feeling one will do well j polite and thoughtful 4 11 14 17 15 13 7 5 16 10 8 3 1 9 12 1 9 The answer is: 8 6 2 10 3 11 4 12 5 13 2 6 14 7 15 16 17 Are You a Word Whiz? What do you think the word inquire means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line at the bottom.Name Homework Packet #18 It Takes All Kinds Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. Scholastic Teaching Resources .

) to get away by running apprehend – (v.Homework Packet #19 ll Smart.) skilled at fooling people pursue – (v. accomplice – (n. Speedwe uth Super Sle Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Scintillating Sleuthing Words! Sleuth is a synonym for the word “detective. draw pictures or write words in each box.) to chase after in order to catch someone disguise – (n.” And that’s exactly what Speedwell Smart is.) to prevent someone from doing something Memory Boosters 1 The words flee and flea are homophones. (Homophones are words that sound the same but have 2 The word accompany means “to go in company with.) to arrest a person investigation – (n. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. Scholastic Teaching Resources 79 .) confused about something cunning – (adj. what should it do? letters of accompany? packet? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.) someone who helps another do a wrong or illegal act flee – (v.) clothes and actions used to hide one’s identity thwart – (v.) a close look into something culprit – (n.) a person guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong perplexed – (adj.” Which of these words starts with the first six 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary different spellings and meanings.) If a dog is about to be attacked by fleas. Here are some of the words that Speedwell uses when he talks about the cases he’s solved. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.

Scholastic Teaching Resources . This is what I would put on if I wanted to wear a disguise. and/or reptiles from which I would flee. Remember: a synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. Speedwe uth Super Sle Date Synonym Match Page 2 Directions: Draw a line from each word in the left column to its synonym in the right column. 1 pursue costume 2 culprit run off 3 cunning follow 4 apprehend stop 5 disguise examination 6 thwart partner in crime 7 perplexed wrongdoer 8 investigation capture 9 flee puzzled 10 accomplice sly What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. insects. Here are four mammals. 80 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.Homework Packet #19 Name ll Smart. Here are two things or subjects I would like to investigate.

Name Homework Packet #19 ll Smart. Who. he was able to solve the case and help the police the (2) Speedwell’s fast action and sharp eyes and his (5) Speedwell wore a . flee investigation perplexed cunning apprehend accomplice disguise culprit pursue(d) thwart(ed) The Case of the Missing Words The police asked Speedwell to help in their .” Speedwell told his friends. Use each word just once. They wanted to find out (1) who was putting fish in the town swimming pool. Rosen was very grateful to Speedwell when he returned her stolen puppy to her. Scholastic Teaching Resources 81 . “Some crooks have been cheating people by selling worthless jewelry for high prices. was pasting fake (9) mustaches on the statues in the park? Speedwell solved the mystery by hiding one night in the bushes near the statues. the escape of a bank robber (4) who was driving the getaway car. but I have a plan for a trap that is sure to catch them!” Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Mrs. when he followed the person that he thought (6) was selling stolen puppies. but Speedwell him. The dognapper tried to (8) (3) (7) . Using clues he found around the pool. “They are (10) . The detective jumped over a fence and grabbed the thief. they wondered. Speedwe uth Super Sle Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. Everyone in town was .

Are You a Word Whiz? A culprit is culpable of doing something wrong. a feeling confused b to nab or arrest someone c to block something from happening d someone who is guilty of doing something wrong e something used to change the look of a person f to try to get away by hurrying away g a careful search for information h a person who helps another in a crime i clever at tricking others j to follow in order to catch someone 6 3 11 8 2 1 5 9 7 10 4 12 Speedwell Smart found 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 . Scholastic Teaching Resources . Then. My guess: 82 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. to find the hidden message. What do you think the word culpable means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right.Name Homework Packet #19 ll Smart. Speedwe uth Super Sle Date Discover the Hidden Words Page 4 Directions: Write the correct vocabulary word next to each definition. write each numbered letter from your answers on the matching numbered line near the bottom of the page.

) the leaves of a plant vast – (adj.) to develop or grow well suspend – (v. Here are some of the words she has recorded in her field notebook.) very large in area or amount Memory Boosters 1 A detective is someone whose job is to discover information about something that is hard to figure out. draw pictures or write words in each box. with a lack of energy detect – (v.) slow moving.) to remain in one place over an object or location dense – (adj.Homework Packet #20 rest A Rain Fo n Expeditio Page 1 Name Date Get to Know Some Rain Forest Words! Professor Flora Fowler is in a Central American rain forest to study the animal and plant life. Which of these words begins with the first three letters of solo? 3 What memory boosters can you think up to help you remember the words in this vocabulary packet? Which of these words is found in the beginning of the word detective? Write your ideas next to the words or on a separate sheet of paper.) loud enough to be heard hover – (v. close together lethargic – (adj. Directions: To help you recall what these vocabulary words mean. 2 A solo is something done by oneself.) without the company of others flourish – (v.) tightly packed.) to discover something not easily seen or heard solitary – (adj.) to hang down by attaching to something above foliage – (n. Scholastic Teaching Resources 83 . Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. audible – (adj.

Scholastic Teaching Resources . 1 foliage succeed 2 detect inactive 3 dense leaves 4 flourish alone 5 suspend huge 6 hover float 7 lethargic crowded 8 vast hearable 9 audible notice 10 solitary hang What Do You Think? Directions: List your ideas for each prompt. or a park. These are two things that are vast.Homework Packet #20 Name rest A Rain Fo n Expeditio Date Synonym Match Page 2 Directions: Draw a line from each word in the left column to its synonym in the right column. Remember: a synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. These are two things that can be solitary activities. the woods. 84 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Here are two things that I might detect if I took a walk in the country. Here are two things that are audible while I am doing this homework.

I am hoping to see a jaguar this evening. Their howls are so loud that they are (7) two or more miles away. Then. Feathery ferns here. Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. animal usually sets (8) Leafcutter ants are tireless workers. The three-toed sloth hangs upside down from tree branches. roots. At first. They cut up pieces of leaves with their scissor-like jaws. Use each word just once. this animal looked like a huge. lethargic suspend(ed) solitary detect audible vast foliage flourish hover dense Field Notebook It took sharp eyes for me to be able to a three-toed sloth hanging in (1) the tree above me. working together. sucking up nectar with the long tongues in their beaks. This by the curved. grey nest. (9) (10) near 85 . That’s because these plants grow well in places that are warm and damp. Brightly colored hummingbirds are fun to watch as they flowers. arms. This out by itself to hunt when it grows dark. Scholastic Teaching Resources underground nests. hooked claws at the ends of its (2) animal is very slow moving. sleeps about 18 hours each day. and tree trunks.Name Homework Packet #20 rest A Rain Fo n Expeditio Date Which Fits Best? Page 3 Directions: Fill in the blanks with one of the vocabulary words. The plant life is so in by a wall of green (6) (4) (5) here that I feel like I am being closed . (3) and comes down from its tree only about once a week. Each morning I hear the loud calls of the howler monkeys. they carry them back to their Some nests have more than five million ants living in them.

” for example.Homework Packet #20 Name rest A Rain Fo n Expeditio Date Reverse Crossword Puzzle Page 4 Directions: This crossword puzzle already has the words filled in. (*A clue for the word “hover. Your job is to come up with a definition. might be “something a helicopter can do. Scholastic Teaching Resources . synonym. Then write them on the appropriate numbered lines below. My guess: 86 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. What do you think the word proximity means? Take a guess and then look it up in a dictionary to see if you’re right. This is because of its proximity to the equator. or clue* that fits each word going across or down.”) 3 a u 5 h 9 l o e 6 v e r 1 2 4 d t s e h a b l r i g i o e e a t i d l 7 n 8 s e f f o l i i t a o g c u e t r r y e n i 10 Across Down 3 1 5 2 8 4 9 6 10 7 s u s p d h Are You a Word Whiz? A tropical rain forest is warm throughout the year.

Scholastic Teaching Resources emerge employer encounter endeavor energetic entertaining envious environment essential excel excessive exhibit exterminator extinct extraordinary extravagant exuberant famished feast flawless flee flourish figure foliage foolhardy frigid fumes glutton grateful graze gusts habitat hazardous hectic 7 23 51 7 75 75 19 15 51 73 15 71 23 39 67 19 51 47 47 67 79 83 71 83 27 43 15 47 31 63 43 39 51 63 87 .Word List accomplice accumulate achievement acquire adapt adept agile ambitious apparel apprehend apprehensive aquatic arduous aroma ascend assent astonishing audible aviator bamboozle barren beverage blizzard camouflage cantankerous carnivore celebrity champion chortle commence commend compete conceal confident 79 43 67 19 59 59 11 75 51 79 27 11 67 47 59 59 7 83 23 55 51 47 43 39 55 39 19 67 55 59 59 11 7 75 confused conqueror conserve convinced courteous crave crucial culprit cunning cyclist debut delectable demonstrator dense deserted detect device devise devour dilapidated dillydally diminish disappointed disguise disobedient displeased donation dreary drench drizzle edible eerie elated embarrassed 31 23 15 7 75 47 15 79 79 23 67 47 23 83 27 83 59 59 47 27 55 43 31 79 35 35 19 43 43 43 47 27 31 31 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.

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herbivore
hibernate
hover
hubbub
hue
humidity
illegal
illegible
illuminated
immense
improbable
incapable
ingenious
inhabit
inquisitive
interior
interviewer
investigation
invisible
irate
irreparable
knickknack
landscape
lethargic
litter
manicurist
masterpiece
migrate
mischievous
mystified
nocturnal
novice
numerous
nutritious

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offense
opponent
optimistic
orchard
pasture
patient
perplexed
persistence
picturesque
pollute
populous
portrait
possessions
precede
predator
prey
proceed
procession
provisions
pursue
rambunctious
realistic
recycle
renowned
reveal
rural
rustle
scalawag
sensible
shenanigans
skedaddle
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sociable
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solitary
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spectator
67
stamina
51
startle
27
stingy
19
strenuous
11
structure
67
summit
51
supervisor
23
suspend
83
sweltering
43
symbol
67
thwart
79
tourist
23
tournament 11
toxic
15
tranquil
31
trembling
27
trophy
11
unavailable
35
uncomplicated 35
uneasy
31
urban
63
valuable
19
vanish
7
vast
83
vivid
71
wealthy
19
wilderness
15

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Shapes for Counting Syllables
Count the number of syllables each vocabulary word has. Write the one-syllable words in the
circle, the two-syllable words in the square, the three-syllable words in the triangle, and the
four-syllable words in the octagon.

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Bonus Words You may want to supplement the packet vocabulary word lists with these bonus words and incorporate them into some of the packet and reinforcement activities. Scholastic Teaching Resources Peppy Pepperoni’s Food Favorites hearty banquet morsel portion consume nibble To the Top feat terrain precarious vista descend crevice 91 . Sad and Glad! weary content exasperated indignant ashamed alert Lots of Nots illiterate irresponsible discontinue inadequate insignificant unimpressed Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. Wando the Wondrous baffle concentrate disclose awe pretense incredible They’re All People adviser pharmacist invader journalist survivor cartoonist All About Animals scurry endangered scavenger pounce burrow species They’re All Good Sports strategy vigorous exert participate avid victorious Shadowy Shapes and Ghostly Whispers dread stammer cower shrill wary desolate Partly Cloudy and Warm brisk torrential thaw dismal balmy haze Going Green emission negligent deplete compliance receptacle solar Ritzy Mitzy’s Million-Dollar Words dazzle profitable exquisite prosperous luxurious lavish Better Than Mad.

Bonus Words (Continued) What’s So Funny. Scholastic Teaching Resources . Tucker Tickle? rapscallion snicker hoodwink hobnob squeamish garble We’re Already All Ready to Go cease/seize assure/insure conscience/conscious From Honking Geese to Honking Horns dwell harvest rustic pedestrian congested serene 92 Olympic Gold ceremony determination contender amateur aspire host The Word Artist inspiration resemble appeal acclaim sculpture utilize Speedwell Smart. Super Sleuth bewilder notorious evade skulk suspicious deter A Rain Forest Expedition plumage diversity abundance lush teem incessant It Takes All Kinds industrious timid reliable dependable considerate competent Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer.

cycle. conceal. A 10. S 2. Page 25 1. employer 7. manicurist e. convinced b. persistence g. opponent 2. exterminate (-er) – interview. (Sample answer: someone who explores underwater) GOING GREEN Page 15 1. (Sample answer: poisons) RITZY MITZY’S MILLION DOLLAR WORDS Page 19 1. conquerors 3. donation f. S 3. environment 2. stingy 10. Page 17 1. conqueror h. possessions 3. cyclist 5. supervisor j. cyclist g. apprehensive 5. wealthy c. interviewer 2. Scholastic Teaching Resources Page 24 (-or) – demonstrate. opponent. extravagant Page 20 1. A 5.Answer Key WANDO THE WONDROUS Page 7 1. S 8. pollute 10. manicurist 8. wilderness 8. exterminator b. A Answers will vary. recycle 4. demonstrator 9. envious 9. recycle 2. f. deserted 2. A Answers will vary. mystified Page 8 1. employer d. foolhardy 6. S 6. A 9. (Sample answer: something that has been revealed or made known) THEY’RE ALL GOOD SPORTS Page 11 1. reveal 2. toxic 3. extravagant j. excessive 6. S Answers will vary. A 5. S 8. mystified 8. S 6. A 7. A 10. exterminator Page 26 a. mystified h. valuable b. emerged 10. S 7. A 8. dilapidated 4. Page 13 Denzel – offense Kimberly – agile Rosita – aquatic Noah – novice Ashley – trophy Jason – strenuous Tamika – opponent Yoshi – compete Jennifer – tournament Kevin . astonishing Page 10 a. aquatic b. tour Answers will vary. S 2. A 5. celebrity 2. endeavor Answer: the floating piano Word Whiz answers may vary. celebrity h. aviator 10. extravagant 7. S 4. A 4. aviator Answer: a contortionist Word Whiz: guitarist SHADOWY SHAPES AND GHOSTLY WHISPERS Page 27 1. po$$e$$ion$ 2. offense i. reveal d. strenuous Page 12 1. crucial 7. Word Whiz answers may vary. Page 29 1. valuable 6. trophy h. stingy g. Page 21 1. interviewer c. S 7. compete Answer: It can catch flies. Page 9 1. wilderness Page 16 1. employ (-ist) – manicure. novice c. A 2. astonishing g. S 6. eerie 93 . tourist i. A 5. A 4. possessions e. A 5. skeptical 3. fumes 9. renowned 2. litter Page 18 Answers will vary. immense 5. tourists 2. S 10. A 7. foolhardy Page 28 1. emerge j. acquire i. wealthy 4. S 10. renowned c. endeavor 9. agile j. A 10. A 4. conceal i. inhabited 3. strenuous e. A 2. immense d. S 3. A 9. eerie 2. S 3. vanished 6. donations Page 22 a. S 9. envious Answer: in a limousine Word Whiz answers may vary. conquer. skeptical e. exterminator Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. S 8. aviate. acquired 8. S 7. A 6. revealed 7. supervise. A 3. supervisor 4. interviewer 6. A 2. S 4. convinced 4. A 8. A 6. S 9.persistence Page 14 a. A Answers will vary. A 3. vanish f. Word Whiz answers may vary. concealed 5. demonstrator f. (Sample answer: something of which one gets ownership) THEY’RE ALL PEOPLE Page 23 1. tournament d. A 9. conserve 5. A Answers will vary.

grateful 7. disobedient 7. prey 2. elated f. habitat j. camouflage 5. incapable 5. irate g. confused 4. herbivore 4. deserted j. AND GLAD! Page 31 1. humidity Answers will vary. A 4. drizzle. dreary 9. migrates 2. carnivore d. irreparable 9. trembling Page 40 1. prey. inhabit d. S 10. SAD. (Sample answer: to guess/and or announce what will happen ahead of time) e b Word Whiz: im- l e Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. sluggish 5. optimistic 9. A 3. nocturnal 10. sluggish 2. rustle c. uneasy 94 g. rustle 8. Scholastic Teaching Resources . trembling b. confused b. frigid Triangle – diminish. predator b. (Sample answer: the outside part of something) BETTER THAN MAD. illegible 10. apprehensive h. disobedient 2. Page 45 1. prey 9. dilapidated. foolhardy f. diminish 6. pleased (ir-) – reparable (un-) – complicated.h. herbivore Answer: the giant anteater ALL ABOUT ANIMALS Page 39 1. improbable 6. predators 6. Page 41 1. illegal 8. migrate c. A 8. nocturnal 6. eerie e. startle i. camouflage 5. gusts 5. startled 10. sluggish e. S 2. diminish 2. dreary. g. A 5. embarrassed 6. visible Answers will vary. drenching Page 42 a. tranquil 3. sweltering Square – accumulate. hibernate i. unavailable 2. incapable Page 36 (il-) – legible. extinct Page 37 1. disappointed Page 34 a. uneasy 10. hibernate 7. accumulate 3. elated 8. nocturnal h. herbivore 7. extinct Page 38 1 3 6 7 i l u d l 2 i n c o i m p l i c a t e 4 d v p i i r s s o i s o b 5 e d i e u n l b a a e l b v a e g a l a 8 e 9 i n i r r e p a s l l l c 10 i a b p l a e e d a r Page 46 Crossword answers will vary. (Sample answer: active during the day) g i b l e Word Whiz answers may vary. grateful i. habitat 3. interior Answer: fasten your sheet belts Word Whiz answers may vary. S 9. blizzard 2. habitat 2. hibernate Answers: an herbivore. camouflage e. p t l PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM Page 43 1. S 6. invisible Word Whiz answers may vary. uneasy Page 32 1. tranquil d. displeased 4. sweltering 7. migrating LOTS OF NOTS Page 35 1. A Answers will vary. embarrassed c. uncomplicated 3. habitat 7. available (im-) – probable (in-) – capable. humidity 8. carnivores 8. disappointed Answer: successful Page 30 a. Page 33 1. interior 9. frigid 4. A 7. prey f. (Sample answer: anger) Word Whiz answers may vary. legal (dis-) – obedient. irate 2. optimistic j. gusts Rectangle – blizzard. predator 4. sweltering Page 44 Circle – drench. drizzle 10. carnivore 3.

pasture b. graze 4. A 4. beverage e. pasture 5. exuberant Page 54 a. apparel f. Urban 9. graze. delectable Answer: restaurant 8. orchard f. famished 2. orchard 3. Scholastic Teaching Resources a s s e n t 95 . S 2. (Sample answer: a period of hunger due to lack of food) WHAT’S SO FUNNY. barren/empty Page 57 1. precede 2. Page 53 1. feast 10. S 10. edible i. bamboozle c. assent 3. hectic 10. provisions 2. device Page 60 1. summit d. numerous 7. c. S 10. shenanigans i. famished j. knickknacks Word Whiz: except 8. rambunctious 2. hubbub d. A Answers will vary. S 2. S 5. populous 2. Page 52 1. obstacle/barrier 10. illuminated) City – hectic. knickknack b. scalawag. dillydally TO THE TOP Page 51 1. Page 49 1. skedaddled 10. barren 9. device 4. shenanigans 4. nutritious c. delectable 9. beverage 7. S 3. populous d. picturesque 6. S 6. stamina/energy 3. ascend 2. dillydally 6. commenced 6. obstacle j. nutritious Page 48 1. summit/peak 5. A 10. urban j. illuminated 8. encountered 6. (Sample answer: height above the earth’s surface) Word Whiz answers may vary. devise. encounter/meet 9. Page 66 a. glutton g. essential/necessary Answers will vary. nutritious 5. chortle g. barren Page 56 1. Word Whiz answers may vary. essential 2.PEPPY PEPPERONI’S FAVORITE WORDS Page 47 1. illuminated e. provisions i. encounter Answer: Mount Everest Word Whiz answers may vary. glutton 8. crave Page 50 a. S 9. provisions 4. edible 4. exuberant b. S 5. A 3. S 6. bamboozled 2. i. provisions/supplies 4. A 3. picturesque h. (numerous. hazardous g. Page 64 Country – rural. hectic g. essential e. A 8. S 7. S 8. scalawag 7. S 5. aroma 6. devour 3. S 2. graze. glutton 2. orchard. devour h. barren. A 8. Sample answer: very. chortled FROM HONKING GEESE TO HONKING HORNS Page 63 1. Answer: Call a tow truck. urban. picturesque. skedaddle e. adept Page 62 1 2 5 c o r m o m c a s c e d m e e 8 c p n n d 3 e n c a d a 4 p d r e e p t t 6 c 7 d e v i s d d e v e i c 9 Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. numerous Page 58 a. populous WE’RE ALREADY ALL READY TO GO Page 59 1. aroma d. exuberant/excited 2. cantankerous 5. numerous Answer: the Empire State Building Page 61 1. feast b. proceed 7. A Answers will vary. rambunctious 9. rural c. S 9. TUCKER TICKLE? Page 55 1. stamina h. hubbub 3. very funny) Page 65 1. rural 2. populous illuminated. numerous (picturesque) Answers will vary. A 9. S 7. A 4. apparel 3. obstacles 7. crave f. apparel/clothing 7. hazardous 5. rambunctious h. summit 8. dillydally f. commended 5. hazardous/risky 6. stamina 10. pasture. A 7. S 6. precede 8. A Answers will vary. A 4. adapt 9. cantankerous j.

structure 2. S 3. Page 85 1. portrait b. energetic 10. realistic h. entertaining 9. arduous i. champion Page 70 a. (Sample answer: guilty or deserving the blame for) A RAIN FOREST EXPEDITION Page 83 1. hues 9. flee g. flawless/perfect Answers will vary. (Sample answer: a very tall building) OLYMPIC GOLD Page 67 1. vivid j. A 10. figures 3. solitary 9. confident. masterpiece c. lethargic/inactive 8. audible 8. S 10. solitary/alone Answers will vary. hover/float 7. S 3. A 9. perplexed b. A 4. flawless d.Word Whiz answers may vary. realistic 96 Page 72 1. investigation/ examination 9. achievement 10. perplexed/puzzled 8. exhibit g. patient Page 78 a. cunning Page 82 a. A 9. energetic g. investigation 2. j. excelled 2. foliage/leaves 2. mischievous 5. A 4. courteous 7. A Answers will vary. arduous 7. entertaining. vivid 8. cunning j. dense/crowded 4. lethargic 4. S 5. procession/parade 9. excel i. masterpieces Word Whiz answers may vary. apprehend/capture 5. detect 2. patient b. A 6. (Sample answer: to try to find out by asking) Page 74 a. symbol g. sociable 2. culprit 4. SUPER SLEUTH Page 79 1. Page 69 1. pursue/follow 2. pursue. disguise 7. S 7. thwarted 5. flee 2. debut/introduction 4. debut c. structures Answer: the triathlon Word Whiz: without THE WORD ARTIST Page 71 1. apprehend 3. sensible Page 76 1. detect 2. extraordinary/special 5. accomplice Page 80 1. ambitious h. debut 8. portraits 4. procession e. extraordinary j. S Page 73 1. spectators 6. figure Answer: used finger paints Word Whiz answers may vary. Word Whiz answers may vary (sample answer: nearness closeness) Instant Homework Packets: Vocabulary © 2010 by Jan Meyer. achievement/success 10. S 6. realistic 10. Scholastic Teaching Resources . disguise f. thwart/stop 7. cunning/sly 4. flourish/succeed 5. detect/notice 3. Answer: fingerprints Word Whiz answers may vary. investigation h. ingenious e. spectator h. S 5. apprehend c. structures 5. A 2. during a brainstorm SPEEDWELL SMART. Page 77 1. flee/run off 10. ambitious 3. thwart d. arduous Page 68 1. Page 81 1. inquisitive 4. vast 10. hover Page 86 Crossword answers will vary. flee 8. confident 8. culprit e. arduous /difficult 8. solitary Page 84 1. mischievous d. champion f. suspend/hang 6. accomplice/partner in crime Answers will vary. inquisitive 2. foliage 6. pursued 9. (Sample answer: a picture of oneself made by oneself) IT TAKES ALL KINDS Page 75 1. achievement b. audible/hearable 10. dense 5. extraordinary 2. S 8. spectator/watcher 6. A 8. A 2. inquisitive c. disguise/costume 6. flawless 9. sensible 6. excel 2. exhibited 6. ingenious 5. suspended 3. i. hue d. vast/huge 9. landscape f. A 7. structure/building 2. perplexed 10. courteous k. accomplice i. procession 3. accomplice 6. sociable e. champion/winner 3. sensible f. symbol/representation 7. flourish 7. culprit/wrongdoer 3. landscapes 7. symbol 4.