• The Interactive Lesson Plan puzzle is 1 of 8 vocabulary activities and word puzzles.
  • Use the Greek and Latin word root word list to select the correct answer.
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  • The AUDIO word story is available in all Root Words Lesson Plans #1 through #6.
  • Common Core alignment to a Interactive Puzzle is to 4 key phrases:
    "Grade Level", "Greek and Latin Roots", "Precise Meaning" and "Context".
    CCSS Alignment Strand numbers for Specific Grades:
    Grade Level: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4, 9-10.4, 11-12.4
    Greek & Latin Roots: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4b+c, 3.4b+c, 4.4b, 5.b, 6.4b, 7.4b, 8.4b, 9-10.4b, 11-12.4b
    Precise Meaning: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4e, 3.4d, 4.4c, 5.4c, 6.4c, 7.4c, 8.4c, 9-10.4c, 11-12.4c
    Context: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a
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    1) ACT Test #5 Word Puzzle --

    Directions: To solve the ACT test word puzzle, use the vocabulary word list and Latin or Greek word root. Put your answers INSIDE the word puzzle.
    At the bottom of the last interactive word puzzle, click "SUBMIT" for the correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence. Learn the vocabulary word list below the ACT word puzzle.
    Clue: To solve the ACT test vocabulary word, use the definition, part of speech and Latin or Greek word root. All 12 words come from these three Latin roots: GEN, PULS-PELL and SPIR-SPRI. The correct answers are in the ACT vocabulary word list.

    ACT Test #5 Word Puzzle --

    1)  A strong desire, longing or hope; ambition; a goal or objective desired (noun)
    Root SPIR = breathe

    2)  Tending to drive away or ward off; resistant or impervious; causing distaste or aversion (adjective)
    Root PELL = drive, urge

    3)  Composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; essentially alike (adjective)
    Root GEN = race, kind, class

    4)  Liveliness of expression, mind, spirit or wit; dynamic intelligence (noun)
    Root SPRI = breathe

    5)  State of driving or forcing out or away; act of ejecting or discharging (noun)
    Root PULS = drive, urge

    6)  The study of family lines; a record of ancestry or descent (noun)
    Root GEN = race, kind, class

    7)  Characterized by perfectionism, rigidity, conscientiousness or an obsessive concern for order and detail (adjective)
    Root PULS = drive, urge

    8)  Full of energy and spirit; acting like an elf, fairy or goblin (adjective)
    Root SPRI = breathe

    9)  Children; offspring collectively; something that originates from something else (noun)
    Root GEN = race, kind, class

    10)  An origin, creation or beginning; the first book of the Bible (noun)
    Root GEN = race, kind, class

    11)  To occur, happen or take place; to emit or give off through the surface, as of leaves or the body (verb)
    Root SPIR = breathe

    12)  To drive or urge forward; to impart motion to; to compel through moral pressure (past tense) (verb)
    Root PELL = drive, urge

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