The Raft - Vocabulary

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The Raft by Jim LaMarche

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The Raft is a great story to help teach the appreciation of new things, people, and nature and all its beauty. Nicky has to spend the summer at his Grandma’s, which he is reluctant to do, but one day a raft shows up and changes Nicky’s perspective on everything!




Raft, The

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The Raft by Jim LaMarche - Vocabulary

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  • SCATTERED
  • HITCHHIKER
  • Dallas?
  • PREEN
  • (Adj.) occurring or distributed over widely-spaced and irregular intervals in time or space "Books were scattered everywhere"
  • (N.) someone that travels by getting free rides in passing vehicles "Some even landed on the raft and rode with us for a while. Hitchhikers, Grandma called them.
  • (V.) (of a bird) straighten and clean its feathers with its beak "Then it preened its feathers, looked back up the river, and flew off."
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