"Who was Seabiscuit?" by James Buckley Jr. November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"The horses were nearly all tall, strong looking, and elegant."(p. 2)

Based upon the context clues, the word "elegant" means graceful, Pleasing, or stylish.

"And instead of walking smoothly and proudly, the horse clumped along awkwardly." (p. 3)

Based upon the context clues, the word "awkwardly" means lacking skill or dexterity

"As they examined him, Seabiscuit playfully bumped Charles Howard."(p. 23)

Based upon the context clues, the word "examined" means to look at.

"Tom continued to give the horse everything he needed--- friendship, good food, and gentle treatment." (p. 28)

Based upon the context clues, the word "treatment" means to take care of or give care.

"They made betting on races legal again. Though most people had little extra money, the chance of winning big attracted millions of bettors." (p. 44)

Based upon the context clues, the word "betting" means to gambill on the outcome of a race.

"Seabiscuit was now four and could not race in any of the Triple Crown races."(p. 57)

Based upon the context clues, the word "Triple Crown" means to win three big races.

"He's cutting the other down like a whirlwind," screamed radio announcer Clem McCarthy. For one stretch, Seabiscuit ran a half a mile in 44.3 seconds." (p. 68)

Based upon the context clues, the word "whirlwind" means energetic."

"He and a track veterinarian looked at the horse's left foreleg-----his front leg." (p. 82)

Based upon the context clues, the word "foreleg" the front leg of four legged animal.

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Created with images by fantasy prof - "Seabiscuit" • nImAdestiny - "elegant-horse" • keijj44 - "baseball little league batter" • skeeze - "puppy vet veterinarian" • Peggy_Marco - "white male 3d model isolated" • andersenbrandon - "untitled image" • darinrmcclure - "No Triple Crown for #CaliforniaChrome" • damon.garrett - "Energetic" • rdmey - "IMG_4513"

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