Books and Passages

Little Miss Muffet


Grade: K
Lexile Level: Non-Prose
Skill/Strategy: Genre Studies

Build Student Vocabulary frightened

Tier 2 Word: frightened
Contextualize the word as it is used in the story “There came a big spider, Who sat down beside her. And frightened Miss Muffet away!”
Explain the meaning student-friendly definition) Someone who is frightened is afraid or scared. If a spider frightened Miss Muffet away, that means the spider made her scared, so she decided to get up and leave.
Students repeat the word Say the word frightened with me: frightened
Teacher gives examples of the word in other contexts When he heard a loud noise in the middle of the night, he was frightened. If you’re very quiet, you won’t frighten the rabbit away.
Students provide examples When do you feel frightened? Start by saying, “I feel frightened when ___________________________.”
Students repeat the word again. What word are we talking about? frightened
Additional Vocabulary Words tuffet, spider