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					                         Mrs. Brown Went to Town
                           Vocabulary Activites

Examples and Non-Examples

“All this commotion woke Mrs. Brown in time to feel her bed crashing down!”
Commotion means noisy excitement. If you would find commotion in any of these places
say, “Commotion”. If you would not find commotion say, “Shhh.”

      The library
      A carnival
      A party
      Your classroom
      A museum
      A playground

“The postman delivered the letter out back for a cow, two pigs, three ducks, and a yak.”
Delivered means handed over to someone. If any of these items can be delivered say,
“That can be delivered.” If it cannot be delivered, remain silent.

      Mail
      Pizza
      Your feelings
      Time
      A package
      The newspaper

“They dried off in front of a roaring fire, warm and cozy but beginning to tire.” Cozy
means providing warmth and comfort. If any of these situations might make you feel
cozy say, “That’s cozy.” If it would not make you feel cozy remain silent.

      A thunderstorm
      A big, empty house
      Dinner with your family at the table
      Playing with your friend outside
      Lying in a warm bed with a pillow and blanket
      Your mom hugging and holding you when you’re tired
“Into a taxi crammed all eight. The driver dropped them off by the gate.” Crammed
means stuffed or packed tightly. If these objects can be easily crammed say, “Cram it
in!” If not say, “No way!”

      Cramming a book on a shelf
      Cramming a notebook in your desk
      Cramming light bulbs in the drawer
      Cramming an elephant in your backpack
      Cramming your homework in your backpack


Mrs. Brown hobbled upstairs and crawled in the sack. Hobbled means walked with a
limp. If any of these things might cause you to hobble, say “I would hobble.” If it would
not cause you to hobble, remain silent.

      Wearing shoes that are way too small
      Wearing a shirt that is way too small
      Spraining your ankle
      Breaking your leg
      Cutting your toenails

“They raided the pantry, prepared a snack for a cow, two pigs, three ducks, and a yak.”
Prepared means put together or made. If any of these items can be prepared say,
“Prepared.” If it cannot be prepared remain silent.
    A meal
    Your house
    Your nose
    A speech
    A class presentation
    A tree

"The hospital released Mrs. Brown at eight.” Released means set free. If any of these
things can be released say “Release!” If it could not be released, remain silent.
     A caged bird
     A prisoner in jail
     Your homework
     Your teacher
     Students at the end of the school day
Relating Words:
commotion, prepared, crammed, hobbled, released, delivered, cozy

Mike knew what he wanted for his birthday. He wanted to take off his leg cast and get
rid of his crutches. Mike was injured playing soccer and he ___________ for four weeks.
At school, everything was _____________ to him, like his lunch, books, and class work,
because it took him so long to get from place to place. Mike was tired of relying on
everyone else for help but at school no one was tired of helping him. Each day when he
arrived at school the students made a lot of _______________ about who would help
Mike that day. They practically fought over helping him. His classmates were always
___________ to help and that made Mike feel good. In addition to the student’s
willingness to help, the teacher made the classroom ________ for him by placing
cushions and pillows around the room for Mike to use. His desk was small, but the
teacher _________ in as many pillows and cushions as she could to make him more
comfortable. Mike was extremely happy when his birthday arrived because the doctor
finally ____________ him from his crutches and cast. Unfortunately, he wasn’t so
popular anymore.




Relating Words (Answers):

Mike knew what he wanted for his birthday. He wanted to take off his leg cast and get
rid of his crutches. Mike was injured playing soccer and he hobbled for four weeks. At
school, everything was delivered to him, like his lunch, books, and class work, because it
took him so long to get from place to place. Mike was tired of relying on everyone else
for help but at school no one was tired of helping him. Each day when he arrived at
school the students made a lot of commotion about who would help Mike that day. They
practically fought over helping him. His classmates were always prepared to help and
that made Mike feel good. In addition to the student’s willingness to help, the teacher
made the classroom cozy for him by placing cushions and pillows around the room for
Mike to use. His desk was small, but the teacher crammed in as many pillows and
cushions as she could to make him more comfortable. Mike was extremely happy when
his birthday arrived because the doctor finally released him from his crutches and cast.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t so popular anymore.
Choices:

If you were at a carnival would there be commotion or would it be cozy?

If you ordered a CD online would it be delivered to you or released to you?

If you bought a bicycle that was already put together would that be prepared or hobbled?

If you can’t fit anymore clothes into your drawer would your clothes be delivered or
crammed?

If you sat in a comfortable chair with a blanket reading a book would that be cozy or
released?

If the dog in a cage was let out would the dog be crammed or released?

If an old man walked with a limp he be deliver or hobble?
Circle the vocabulary word that is most appropriate for each sentence:

   1. The woman was up early in the morning waiting for the newspaper to be
      _______.
         a. released     b. prepared    c. delivered

   2. The living room was __________ last night with my family sitting by the
      fireplace and talking.
          a. hobbled         b. cozy    c. crammed

   3. When Mary walked into the party she heard a lot of ___________________.
        a. commotion b. commotion c. released

   4. The many pencils were ________________ into the small box.
         a. released      b. delivered c. crammed

   5. Mom _____________ dinner before her children came home so they wouldn’t be
      hungry.
         a. prepared   b. hobbled     c. crammed

   6. The man with the cane _______ down the street.
         a. commotion b. prepared      c. hobbled

   7. Everyone could tell the cat wanted to be ____________ from the cage.
         a. cozy            b. released     c. delivered
Word Search:

DELIVERED, PREPARED, CRAMMED, RELEASED, COZY, HOBBLED,
COMMOTION

P   R    E     P   A   R   E   D   Q   S   U   W   Y   A   B   C
B   D    F     H   J   L   N   P   R   T   V   X   Z   F   E   D
X   K    L     L   G   M   N   H   D   O   O   P   Q   H   W   G
H   Y    V     D   G   U   T   T   E   E   S   R   G   R   V   H
P   T    E     P   U   R   E   J   M   I   S   B   B   F   U   I
V   W    Z     X   X   Y   Z   I   M   Z   A   A   C   F   T   J
D   I    H     A   G   F   D   F   A   F   E   D   E   D   S   K
B   A    J     K   B   K   L   M   R   N   O   P   P   L   R   D
Q   S    U     W   Y   C   Z   A   C   B   X   V   T   R   E   E
B   H    F     J   L   N   D   C   P   O   A   M   B   K   Q   R
C   O    M     M   O   T   I   O   N   Y   Z   Q   R   S   A   E
H   B    F     V   A   J   I   Z   E   X   B   U   H   T   P   V
C   B    G     W   A   C   E   Y   G   F   F   D   G   B   O   I
D   L    H     X   F   H   J   U   P   W   G   M   K   I   N   L
E   E    I     Y   Z   R   U   S   C   V   U   H   U   T   M   E
B   D    J     K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   I   T   L   D



Word Search Answers:

P   R    E     P   A   R   E   D   Q   S   U   W   Y   A   B   C
B   D    F     H   J   L   N   P   R   T   V   X   Z   F   E   D
X   K    L     L   G   M   N   H   D   O   O   P   Q   H   W   G
H   Y    V     D   G   U   T   T   E   E   S   R   G   R   V   H
P   T    E     P   U   R   E   J   M   I   S   B   B   F   U   I
V   W    Z     X   X   Y   Z   I   M   Z   A   A   C   F   T   J
D   I    H     A   G   F   D   F   A   F   E   D   E   D   S   K
B   A    J     K   B   K   L   M   R   N   O   P   P   L   R   D
Q   S    U     W   Y   C   Z   A   C   B   X   V   T   R   E   E
B   H    F     J   L   N   D   C   P   O   A   M   B   K   Q   R
C   O    M     M   O   T   I   O   N   Y   Z   Q   R   S   A   E
H   B    F     V   A   J   I   Z   E   X   B   U   H   T   P   V
C   B    G     W   A   C   E   Y   G   F   F   D   G   B   O   I
D   L    H     X   F   H   J   U   P   W   G   M   K   I   N   L
E   E    I     Y   Z   R   U   S   C   V   U   H   U   T   M   E
B   D    J     K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   I   T   L   D

				
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