Father asked me to take the steed to the barn after dinner. Our horse, Belle, always lingers near the house at sunset. Belle waits there, hoping for some extra grain. Just then, I could see the sun glimmer near the horizon. I tried to sneak up on Belle so she wouldn’t run off, but the sound of my walking was magnified by the new heels on my boots. The minute Belle heard me coming, she galloped away into the somber dusk. I yelled a warning for her to stop, but Belle is fearless with me. Despite my shouts, she just looked at me as if to say, “Ha! Ha!”
Just wait until father comes out for her. Then her fate will be sealed!
Number a sheet of paper 1-7. Reread one or two sentences at a time. Look at how the vocabulary words are used. Write down a synonym or meaning for each vocabulary word.
Ask students explain context clues that helped figure out the meaning.