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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 AB-ABS #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. a total of 112 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 word.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each 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. You can also email answers to teachers, parents and friends.

    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 AB-ABS means "away, from, separation."
    Below is an alphabetical list using the prefix AB-ABS with an indication of a grade level for the prefix "AB-ABS."
    Aberration - HS, Abdicate - HS, Abject - 8, Absence - 6, Absolute - 6, Abstinence - HS, Abstract - 6, Abundance - 7

    Prefix Study AB-ABS #1 --

    1)  A departure from what is right, true, correct, etc.; a deviation from normal (noun)
    Root ERR = wander

    2)  The state of not being present or attending; the want or lack (noun)
    Root ESSE = becoming

    3)  Free from imperfection or mixture: perfect; having no restriction or limitation; without doubt: certain (adjective)
    Root SOLU = loosen, release

    4)  Considered apart from a particular instance or object; difficult to understand; theoretical (adjective)
    Root TRACT = pull, draw

    5)  An ample or overflowing quantity; profusion; degree of plentifulness (noun)
    Root UND = wave, flow, overflow

    6)  Extremely bad or severe; very humble: feeling or showing shame (adjective)
    Root JECT = throw, cast, hurl

    7)  To give up sovereign power, office or responsibility usually formally; renounce (verb)
    Root DICT = speak, declare

    8)  Denial of the appetites, esp. certain foods and drinks: self denial; willful avoidance of pleasures (noun)
    Root TIN = hold

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