A Cover Wagon Girl: The Diary of Sallie Hester, 1849-1850
Vocabulary Words

vast - adj. large; widespread (page 303)
associations - n. plural of association: a friendship and connection (page 302)
tremendous - adj. very large (page 312)
provisions - n. plural of provision: food or other necessary items (page 313)
engaged - adj. busy with (page 306)
detained - v. form of detain: to keep back (page 302)
permanent - adj. lasting; not temporary (page 315)
• Expanding Vocabulary
memorable - adj. easily remembered
ferried - v. past tense of ferry: to bring across on a boat
grazing - n. opportunities for cattle to find grass to eat
pitch - v. to set up
scarce - adj. hard to find
enclosed - v. past tense of enclose: to set inside


Spelling Words/Superlatives
hottest                 neatest                 fullest                  oldest
bravest                 sweetest               brightest             fondest
clumsiest              dearest                 sharpest              gentlest
smoothest            gloomiest              gladdest              narrowest
fittest                  heaviest                noblest                fanciest
friendliest            scarcest

 

 

 

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Unit 3, Lesson 4 A Covered Wagon Girl Comprehension Guide    

Due Thursday

 

 

 

1. Why do Sallie and her family leave their home in Indiana to travel to California?

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2. Why does Sallie’s family decide to stay the winter in Fremont, California?

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3. Where will Sallie and her family finally settle?

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4. What are the genre and the author’s point of view for this selection?

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5.  Summarize Sallie’s diary entry of June 19~.

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  Write about it!

 What is the longest trip you have ever taken?  What were the best and worst parts of it?  Write about your trip in a diary format.  Use a separate sheet of paper if needed.
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List three facts from the selection.

 

 

 

 

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The Greek root graph means  _______________.

 
A comparative adjective compares two things. For one-syllable adjectives, add er. For adjectives with more than one syllable use more.

 

Examples: This street is wider than that street. 

 

                   Neal’s project was more difficult than Dan’s.

 

Write the comparative form of the adjectives on the line provided.

 

1. cold   __________________                  11. cheerful  ____________________

 

2. old     __________________                  12. short  ______________________

 

3. large  __________________                  13. loud  _______________________

 

4. cute   __________________                  14. important  ___________________

 

5. active  _________________                  15. high  _______________________

 

6. strong __________________                16. clean _______________________

 

7. sharp  __________________                17. long  _______________________

 

8. quick  __________________                 18. beautiful  ___________________

 

9. full   ___________________                  19. popular _____________________

 

10.enjoyable         _______________       20. great  ______________________

 

 

 

Write two sentences using comparative adjectives correctly.

 

 

 

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Use parentheses  ( ) around words that add information to a sentence. If the parentheses are at the end of the sentence, the sentence’s end punctuation falls outside the parentheses.

 

Choose the correct usage of parentheses.

 

 

 

1. People generally avoid eating mushrooms (except those they buy in_____

 

          Ο   stores).                     Ο   stores.)

 

2. Mushrooms prefer moist, shady soil (such as forest ________

 

          Ο   floors).                     Ο   floors.)

 

3. To prepare a family history, begin by looking at family documents (such

 

    as old letters and ___________

 

          Ο   diaries.)                    Ο   diaries).

 

4. The baby girl was named Beth (after her Aunt ________

 

          Ο   Elizabeth.)                Ο   Elizabeth).

 

5. The candy was shared by the boys (both Ashtin and _________

 

          Ο   James).                     Ο   James.)

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