Books and Passages

In the Night


Grade: K
Lexile Level: 370L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Drawing Conclusions

Build Student Vocabulary adventurous

Tier 2 Word: adventurous
Contextualize the word as it is used in the story The animal in the story says, “I would love a tasty treat to begin my adventurous evening.”
Explain the meaning student-friendly definition) An adventure is an exciting and dangerous journey. Something that is adventurous is something that is exciting and dangerous. When the animal in the story is talking about his adventurous evening, he means that he is going to do something exciting and dangerous by looking for mice.
Students repeat the word Say the word adventurous with me: adventurous.
Teacher gives examples of the word in other contexts When I climbed the mountain, it was adventurous because it was an exciting and dangerous journey. I had to be careful when I was climbing. I saw an elephant when I was on my adventurous trip to Africa.
Students provide examples What is something that is adventurous? Start by saying, “Something that is adventurous is __________________.”
Students repeat the word again. What word are we talking about? adventurous
Additional Vocabulary Words pounce, prey