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Have your scholars ever known someone who was a copycat? Approach this issue as you study vocabulary in context by reading Peggy Rathmann's book Ruby the Copycat. Proposed focus words are: recite, murmur, plop, and coincidence. Go over them before reading, and encourage kids to utilize context clues by asking them to indicate when they hear one of these words. Budding readers connect to familiar concepts using the comprehension questions, and visual learners may benefit from the graphic organizers linked here.