Crispin by Avi: Vocabulary
1. Copy the word in ink.
2. Tell what you think the word might mean.
3. Listen to others’ thoughts.
4. Remember what is said or make a pencilled note.
5. Leave a space and write the next word. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each word.
6. After you get the worksheet, look at the definitions.
7. Choose the definition you think is correct.
8. Use a dictionary to check.
9. Erase your pencilled clues and write, in ink, the correct definition from your worksheet. Add the page number from your dictionary.
10. Write a bibliographic entry for your dictionary.
– give up something
– something difficult to carry
– severe or unkind
– someone without money
– considering someone as worthless
– large wild ferns
– middle or among
– hunt illegally
– make fun of
– a Christian church service of communion
– what is leftover
– leave someone out to show disapproval
– the ringing of a bell
– wild prickly vines; e.g. blackberries
– the structure used for killing people by hanging
– a follower committed to a master
– disgustingly sweet or nice
– do something considered beneath one’s dignity
– rhythmic way of speaking
– a breaking of the rules
– cloths wrapped around a person who has died
– a green area, in the middle of a village, that is open for all to use
– a piece of land governed by a baron in medieval England
– a person in charge of taking care of a baron’s piece of land
– a farm labourer on a medieval piece of land