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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) Prefix Study UN #1 --

    Directions: offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level words for each prefix. features a total of 112 vocabulary words.
    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each prefix puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List:
    Prefix UN means " not, against, opposite. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using vocabulary words with UN and an indication of a grade level for the prefix "UN".
    Unattractive - 8, Unconscious - 6, Unfinished - 6, Unidentified - 7, Unnecessary - 6, Unpredictable - 7, Unravel - 5, Unworthy - 8

    Prefix Study UN #1 --

    1)  Not aware or noticing facts or feelings relating to a part of one’s mental processes (adjective)
    Root SCI-SCIR = know

    2)  Not to recognize as being or shown to be the very person or thing known, described or claimed (adjective)
    Root IDEN = the same

    3)  Not essential or dispensable; not inevitable; not inherent to a situation; not absolutely needed (adjective)
    Root CESS-CED = go, yield

    4)  Without having what is intrinsically excellent, admirable, useful or desirable; lacking moral or personal merit; valueless (adjective)
    Root "wairthan" (German) = to become

    5)  Of a course, task or undertaking not brought to an end or completion; without a final coat of paint (adjective)
    Root FIN = end, limit

    6)  Not foretold or declared on the basis of observation, experience or scientific reasoning (adjective)
    Root DICT = speak, say

    7)  To separate the threads or strands of; to pull apart; to bring out of a tangled state; to work out the problems of; to solve (verb)
    Root "raffeln" (German) = to fray out, ravel

    8)  Not having the power or quality of appealing to the interest of; especially unpleasing (adjective)
    Root TRACT = draw

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