meas·ure – [mezh-er] Noun: 1. a unit or standard of measurement: weights and measures. 2. a system of measurement: liquid measure. 3. an instrument, as a graduated rod or a container of standard capacity, for measuring. 4. the extent, dimensions, quantity, etc., of something, ascertained especially by comparison with a standard: to take the measure […]


de·cid·u·ous – [dih-sij-oo-uhs] Adjective: 1. shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs. 2. falling off or shed at a particular season, stage of growth, etc., as leaves, horns, or teeth. 3. not permanent; transitory. Origin: 1650–60;  < Latin dēciduus  tending to fall, falling, equivalent to dēcid ( ere ) to fall off, down […]


en·gi·neer – [en-juh-neer] Noun: 1.a person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines  or machines, or in any of various branches of engineering: a mechanical engineer; a civil engineer. 2.a person who operates or is in charge of an engine. 3.Also called locomotive engineer. Railroads . a person who operates or […]

Noisy Animals, Quiet Animals

The dog barks. It likes to bark. The bird sings. It likes to sing. The dog and bird are noisy. The cat meows. It meows when it is hungry. It meows when it is angry. The fish says nothing. The turtle says nothing. The mouse says nothing. The lizard says nothing. They are quiet.  

He Gets Dressed, Sees His Friend

The boy puts on his socks. He puts on his shoes. He ties his shoelaces. He walks to the front door. He turns the doorknob. He pulls the door open. He steps outside. He closes the door behind him. He walks to the corner. He sees his friend. He waves to his friend.

Warm Air And A Sandwich

The window is open. Air comes through the window. It is warm air. It is a warm day. The air smells like bread. It smells like fresh bread. It smells good. It makes the boy hungry. The boy goes to the kitchen. He makes a sandwich. He sits down. He eats the sandwich.  

Red Ball On The Floor

The ball is on the floor. It is a red ball. It is a rubber ball. The baby looks at the ball. The cat looks at the ball. The cat is black. The cat walks over to the ball. The cat hits the ball with its paw. The ball rolls on the floor. The baby […]