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1
"A Story, A Story"
  • An African Folktale
  • Retold by Gail E. Haley
  • Corby Arthur
  • Beethoven Street Elementary School
  • Third Grade

2
defenseless adjective pg 108
without protection, unguarded
3
Spider stories tell how small, defenseless men
or animals outwit others and succeed against
great odds. The hungry fox didnt see the
defenseless ducklings across the pond. They were
lucky because they couldnt have protected
themselves.
4
descendants noun pg 108
children, grandchildren, and continuing
generations of an original set of parents those
people sharing the same ancestors
5
Their descendants still tell some of these
stories today. Grandfathers descendants all
came to his birthday party, including his
brand-new grandchild.
6
tatter verb pg 111
tear, make ragged, rip
7
Should you not fly into my calabash, so that the
rain will not tatter your wings? We need to
take down the flag before the strong winds tatter
it to pieces.
8
flamboyant adjective pg 112
overly colorful, showy appearance or behavior
9
He set the little doll at the foot of a
flamboyant tree where fairies like to dance. Her
flamboyant clothes and rainbow-colored hair
attracted everyones attention.
10
furious adjective pg 113
very angry, violent
11
Now the fairy was stuck to the gum baby with both
hands, and she was furious. The man was furious
when the passing car splashed mud on his suit.
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