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  • 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) Suffix Study-ARIUM/ORIUM --

    Directions: includes the SUFFIXES -ARIUM" or the suffix "-ORIUM" as part of your suffix study! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.) will introduce these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -ology, -phobia
    1. Determine the vocabulary meaning of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix word puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix word puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List:
    Vocabulary word list and grade level of the suffix "-ARIUM" or the suffix "-ORIUM" that mean "a place for."
    Aquarium, Auditorium, Columbarium, Crematorium, Planetarium, Sanatorium, Solarium, Terrarium

    Suffix Study-ARIUM/ORIUM --

    1)  An enclosed container for growing and displaying live animals or plants (noun)
    Root TERR = land, earth, ground

    2)  Glass-sided tank where water animals are kept; building where fish are exhibited (noun)
    Root AQU = water

    3)  A furnace for reducing a body to ashes by burning, especially for funeral rites (noun)
    Root CREM = burn

    4)  A space set apart in a theater, school, hall or other public building (noun)
    Root AUD = hear, listen

    5)  An establishment for the care and treatment esp. of convalescents or the chronically ill (noun)
    Root SANIT = health

    6)  A sepulchral vault or other structure with recesses in the walls to receive ashes of the dead (noun)
    Root COLUMBA = dove, gray bird

    7)  A building housing an optical device to project various celestial images and effects (noun)
    Root PLANA = to lead astray, wander

    8)  A room exposed to the sun (noun)
    Root SOL = sun

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