La Bamba a short story taken from Baseball in April Vocabulary Day One 5th Grade, Theme 2, Selection 2 applause • Sentence: The entire cafeteria showed how much they loved the performance by giving a huge round of applause. • Definition: the clapping of hands to show approval applause • Example: at the end of play, the audience give applause; when your names is called at an awards assembly, the audience gives applause • Non example: thumbs- up debut • Sentence: My brother’s band, which had only been performing in our garage for friends and family, will debut their new CD at the local café. • Definition: first public appearance debut • Example: Hanna Montana’s first performance • Non example: Hanna Montana’s most recent performance duo • Sentence: I like to listen to duos because you get to hear two voices that seem to blend together. • Definition: two performers singing or playing together duo • Example: • Non example: Hanna Montana, Beyonce embarrassed • Sentence: I could tell my friend was embarrassed when he was called to the front of the classroom to read his story because his face got red. • Definition: self-conscious and ill at ease embarrassed • Example: When mom gives you a hug and kiss in front of your friends you might be embarrassed. • Non example: If you enjoy talking in front of the class you would not be embarrassed if you had to. forty-five record • Sentence: My grandparents talk about how they listened to forty- fives, and drove their parents crazy with the music. • Definition: a small record with one musical selection on each side forty-five record • Example: • Non example: a tape, CD, or DVD limelight • Sentence: Since Barack Obama became president he has been in the limelight. • Definition: focus of public attention limelight • Example: Miley Cyrus turned off her Twitter page, so she is in the limelight • Non example: Your mom is not the limelight. pantomime • Sentence: When I was a little boy I saw a pantomime that had a person dressed in all white including his face and hands, and pretended he was trapped in an imaginary box. • Definition: theatrical acting that is done in silence pantomime • Example: • Non example: your school play rehearsal • Sentence: I didn’t want to stay for rehearsal because I felt like we had practiced enough. • Definition: practice for a public performance rehearsal • Example: after school practice for the talent show • Non example: After school math class talent • Sentence: We knew Joe was a talented boy once we saw he could kick a football 55 yards. • Definition: a special natural or acquired ability talent • Example: Professional players have talent, or natural ability to play their sport. The spelling bee champion has a spelling talent. • Non example: If you aren’t good at something, that is not your talent. Other Vocabulary fortunately • Sentence: Mom happily replied, “Fortunately for me, I watched the news last night and knew it was going to rain.” • Definition: luckily • Example: You have an extra shirt at school when your gets ketchup on it at lunch. • Non example: While driving in the car you get stopped at every red light, and that makes you late to school. Money!! fortunately dramatically • Sentence: My classmate likes to act the vocabulary words dramatically because she says that helps her remember what they mean. • Definition: in a way that is showy dramatically • Example: Talking with lots of facial expressions and hand movements • Non example: Talking in a low voice with no emotion pharmacist • Sentence: My best friend studied to become a pharmacist and now she works in a hospital filling prescriptions for cancer patients. • Definition: a person who fills prescriptions for a living pharmacist • Example: CVS pharmacist who gives you your medicine and tells you about it • Non example: The clerk that takes your money when you get your medicine is usually not the pharmacist. maneuvered • Sentence: After the Earthquake we had to maneuver around the fallen debris in order to get home. • Definition: moved carefully around obstacles and into place maneuvered • Example: When you walk around the chairs that nobody pushed in you are maneuvering through your classroom. • Non example: Walk on a straight path Sentence- Making Fun! • Write one sentence using the words maneuvered, limelight, and applause. • Write one sentence using the words duo and forty- five records. Think- Pair- Share • What word do you think is the most interesting? Why? • Was there a word that you have never heard before? I don’t think I I don’t think I have have heard of heard of limelight cache before… before.