Reading Comprehension: Tales from Dust River Gulch by Tim Davis

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1. General Info

1.1. Dialect

1.2. Setting

1.3. Summary

1.4. Personification

1.5. Genre

2. Author: Tim Davis

2.1. 1957-present

2.2. American

2.3. Designed many Hidden Pictures for Highlights Magazines. He has wrote seven children's books over the last 30 years.

3. Characters

3.1. Heroes

3.1.1. Sherriff JD Sadlesoap

3.1.2. Miss Rosie

3.2. Sidekicks

3.2.1. Tumbleweeze

3.3. Villains

3.3.1. Gruffle O'Buffalo and his gang

4. Vocabulary

4.1. Chapter 1: Showdown

4.1.1. inhabited

4.1.1.1. lived in

4.1.2. thoroughbred

4.1.2.1. horse that is only one breed, used for shows

4.1.3. humiliated

4.1.3.1. extremely embarassed

4.1.4. sauntered

4.1.4.1. walk slowly or stoll

4.1.5. plucky

4.1.5.1. brave or fearless

4.1.6. contortions

4.1.6.1. many different positions

4.1.7. coyote

4.1.7.1. wild animal similar to a dog

4.1.8. ruckus

4.1.8.1. big, loud, noises

4.1.9. burly

4.1.9.1. big, shabby, strong

4.1.10. commenced

4.1.10.1. to begin

4.2. Chapter 2: Billy the Kid

4.2.1. dandy

4.2.1.1. jolly, fancy, special

4.2.2. mended

4.2.2.1. fix

4.2.3. lowdown

4.2.3.1. important, interesting information

4.2.4. shimmy

4.2.4.1. wiggling into something tight

4.2.5. slosh

4.2.5.1. slopping/moving/trudged

4.2.6. obliged

4.2.6.1. required

4.2.7. limp

4.2.7.1. can't function well; or don't move/flop

4.2.8. plum

4.2.8.1. sad, somber, sober

4.3. Chapter 3: Gold In That Thar Soup

4.3.1. "chimed in"

4.3.1.1. to interrupt and join

4.3.2. satisfy

4.3.2.1. contentment

4.3.3. nugget

4.3.3.1. a small portion/piece

4.3.4. sauntering

4.3.4.1. walking slowly

4.3.5. "cocked his head"

4.3.5.1. bend your neck

4.3.6. "Davy Jones' Locker"

4.3.6.1. bottom of the ocean

4.3.7. longjohns

4.3.7.1. warm under clothes

4.4. Chapter 4: Doc Hardly

4.4.1. "figger"

4.4.1.1. figure

4.4.2. ails

4.4.2.1. makes you sick

4.4.3. elixir

4.4.3.1. medicine

4.4.4. grieves

4.4.4.1. makes you sad

4.4.5. "hankie"

4.4.5.1. handkerichef

4.4.6. imported

4.4.6.1. brought in from another country

4.5. Chapter 5: Hare-Raisin' Horseshoes

4.5.1. 1.

4.5.2. 2.

4.5.3. 3.

4.5.4. 4.

5. Plot

5.1. Initial situation

5.2. Conflict

5.3. Complication

5.4. Climax

5.5. Suspense

5.6. Denouement

5.7. Conclusion

6. Themes, Motives & Symbols

6.1. Themes

6.2. Symbols

6.3. Motives

7. Objectives

7.1. Reognize dialect in literary pieces

7.1.1. Sound it out

7.1.2. Take your time, go slow

7.1.3. Read in phrases

7.1.4. Use expression

7.1.5. Read smoothly

7.1.6. Focus, stay on task

7.2. Interpret words used in a nonliteral way

7.2.1. Ask questions

7.2.2. Use the context of the sentence

7.3. Recognize author's use of humor

7.3.1. LAUGH!

7.3.2. Pay attention to pictures

7.3.3. Use expression and voice inflections

7.3.4. Point out important parts of the story

7.4. Demonstrate an understanding of colorful colloquial language