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  1. The Fire BuilderVocabulary Open Court Reading 2002, 6th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 1 Ms. Siriwardene Leland Street School

  2. flue “The Fire Builder” Vocabulary Words self-pity smoldered vicious skittered

  3. The curve of the rock back made an almost perfect drawing flue that carried the smoke up through the cracks of the roof but held the heat.You must always open the flue, the pipe that lets smoke escape, before you make a fire in the fireplace. flue What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word? Context clues Apposition flue: a pipe or tube that lets smoke escape

  4. self-pity The pain filled his leg now, and with it came new waves of self-pity. Brian learned that self-pity would not help him in his fight to survive. What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word? Context clues Word structure Self-pity: feeling sorry for oneself

  5. smoldered The cloud of sparks rained down, most of them missing the nest, but some, perhaps thirty or so, hit in the depression and of those six or seven found fuel and grew, smoldered and caused the bark to take on the red glow. The fire smoldered but never burst into flame. What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word? Context clues smoldered: burned with a little smoke but no flame

  6. vicious In the past three days, he has been attacked by hordes of vicious mosquitoes and flies, has been racked with hunger, and has seen a bear. A vicious lion chased the young zebra. What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word? Context clues vicious: savagely fierce

  7. skittered Now he screamed, with the pain and fear, and skittered on his backside up into the corner of the shelter, breathing through his mouth, straining to see, to hear. The pebble skittered on top of the surface of the pond. What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word? Context clues skittered: glided lightly and quickly over a surface