INTEGRATED UNITS #9:

"DREAM CARVER" (By Diana Cohn),
Chronicle Books LLC, 85  Second St., San Francisco, CA 94005


VOCABULARY

PEOPLE

Mateo

family

father / papa

tourist

woodcarvers

sister

mother

women

Señora (Sra.) Martínez

band

musicians

people

himself

my (my way)

 

PLACES

village

México

Zapotec city

city

street

Monte Albán

fields

casa

ground

the world

rain forest

Zapotec ruins

square

village square

shop

zócalo

Oaxaca

everywhere

there

 

EVENTS

fiestas

festivals

parade

Día de los Muertos

to life

deep sleep

alive

dreams

chance

machetazos

 

NATURE

shade

tree -- branch

guaje tree

bougainvillea

cactus-green

copalillo tree

eggplants

stars

dawn

 

AMOUNT

many

so many

one after the other, one after another

as much as, as (color) as

barely

enough

half-carved

day after day, week after week

some more

nothing

very

herd of goats

flock

swarm

crowd

 

POSITIONS

under

beneath

outside

from all over

between

across

through

this way and that

over and over

 

FOODS / CROPS DRINKS

corn

alfalfa

turkey

black "mole" sauce

hot chocolate

candy

water

 

OBJECTS

juguetes / toys

carvings, wood carvings

fireworks

bottle rockets

woodpile

speckles, spots, dots,

polka-dotted

yellow-spotted

flames

stripes

tools - - - machete

idea

 

BODY PARTS

palm of the hand

belly

fingers

ears

necks

breast

eyes

hand

shoulder

 

QUALITIES

small, little, tiny, miniature / big, giant

long

ancient

nestled

rackety

bright

bold

delicious, sweet

dusty

lazily

favorite

differently

foolish

dazzling

grand

wild

fresh

mighty

clumsy

lifeless

crooked

hardly

easy – easier

surprised

angry

perfect

light (sleep)

softly, gentle

sticky

magical

noisy

chattering

beaming

 

SOUNDS

crowed

PUM

bustle

clamor

calm

 

ANIMALS

creatures

rooster, chicken

pigs

cats

dogs

goats

turkey

jackrabbit

jaguar

armadillo

quetzal

iridescent bird

squirrel

gazelle

frog

¡Hola conejito! (rabbit)

raven

honeybees

feathers

 

ACTIONS

lived

grow / grew

name

play

joined

carved

sell / sold

came / come

marveled

feel / felt

surrounded

buy / bought

see / saw, watched

fit

painted

turned around

loved

light up / lit up

feasted

remember

drink / drank

ached

danced

pranced

laughed

exploded

learned

stretched

darted

rolled

begin / began

rolled

rest

lay down

sit / sat

saved

cloaked

promise

tell / told

worked

teach / taught

sell

creeping

crawling

visited

waking / awaken

fall / fell asleep

called out to

find

snick / snick

peeled off

tried to

laid down

do / done

gathered

come out

want

wondered

display

cried

throw / threw

sprinkled

gazing

flocked

swarmed

bracing

spring (movement)

picked up

placed

sensed

waiting

start

pop right out

 

COLOR

blue

green

black

pink

orange

red

white

purple

corn yellow

gold

rose

turquoise

 

TIME

sunrise

days / one day

whenever

someday

hundreds of years

all day

during

night

next morning

night before

always

finally, at last

early dawn

 

CLOTHING

dressed

cloaked

capes

 

QUESTIONS

Why don’t ______________

 

IDIOMS

It worked for us

Nothing to fear

 

IDEAS

imagination

power

strength

 

 

 


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