Dumpy La Rue


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Comprehension Questions


Write a sentence with each word.

Cool Words!

grovel (p. 1): crawl

truffles (p. 1): mushroomlike food that grows underground

snuffle (p. 1): sniff

bellow (p. 2): shout in a deep voice

wallow (p. 2): roll around in the mud

cavort (p. 3): dance about and have fun

snout (p. 5): pig’s nose

sty (p. 5): pig’s home

slop (p. 11): pig’s food

slime (p. 11): slippery mud

reticent (p. 12): quiet

rhumba (p. 19): Cuban dance

shimmied (p. 21): did a dance popular in the 1920’s

salsa (p. 22): Latin American dance

on the sly (p. 24): secretly

tango (p. 27): Latin American ballroom dance

sprout (p. 20): grew leaves
possessions (p. 21): things that belong to someone
Delphinium (p. 26): showy flower


Draw and write about the beginning, middle and end of the story.


Draw and write about your favorite part of the story.