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					Text Talk – An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni

Words: extraordinary, astonished, commotion

Word 1: extraordinary

Introduce the word:
At the beginning of the story we learned Jessica liked to on long
walks. Even when she found ordinary pebbles she would say,
“Isn’t it extraordinary?”

Extraordinary means unusually amazing.

Examples:
I saw an extraordinary sunset after the storm.
The magician did an extraordinary magic trick.
The basketball player made an extraordinary shot from the half
court line.

Here’s what it looks like: write it down.
Clap it out: ex-traor-di-nary

Activities:
Thumbs up if the following is an example of extraordinary, or
thumbs down if it is not an example of extraordinary.
  • Talking on the phone
  • Finding a 4 leaf clover
  • Seeing a unicorn
  • Falling asleep

What’s the word we’re learning?
Word 2: astonished

Introduce the word:
One day Jessica found a huge pebble. This time Marilyn and
August were truly astonished.

Astonished means when someone is amazed or surprised.

Examples:
The parents were astonished to see their baby take his first
step.
I was astonished to see a shooting star in the night sky.
My mom was astonished when I cleaned my room without being
asked.

This is what it looks like: write it down
Clap it out: as-ton-ished

Activities:
Turn and Talk to your partner about a time you were astonished.
Example: I was astonished when I made my first basket in the
basketball game. Share examples.

What’s the word we’re learning?
Word 3: commotion

Introduce the Word:
One day August and Marilyn saw a commotion in the water below
them. Someone was in trouble.

Commotion means a fuss or disturbance.

Examples:
There was so much commotion in the classroom that we couldn’t
hear the teacher giving directions.
After seeing the mouse run across the floor, I knew why there
was so much commotion in the lunchroom.

Here’s how it looks: write it down
Clap it out: com-mo-tion

Activities:
Give an example of a time you saw or heard a commotion. Share
examples as a group.

What’s the word we’re learning?
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Let’s look at all three words.

If a dog ran into school would there be a commotion or
extraordinary?
Would it be extraordinary or would you be astonished if a fire
truck pulled into the school parking lot?
If you saw a screaming baby on a school bus would it cause a
commotion or would you be astonished?

				
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