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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 DE #1 --

    Directions: offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right of 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 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 send your 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 DE means " away, off, reversal, undoing, downward completely. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using DE vocabulary words with an indication of a grade level for the prefix " DE. "
    Dedication - 7, Deficiency - 8, Delegation - 8, Deliberate - 6, Delusion - 7, Desolate - 7, Destination - 6, Destructive - 8

    Prefix Study DE #1 --

    1)  Marked by or resulting from thorough and careful consideration; showing awareness of something done (adjective)
    Root LIBRA = balance, scales

    2)  An act of appointing or setting aside for a purpose; the place that is the goal of a journey or where something is sent (noun)
    Root STIT = stand

    3)  The act of misleading the mind or judgment of; something that is falsely believed (noun)
    Root LUS = play, laugh, sport, mock

    4)  An act or rite of devoting to a divine being or a sacred rite; a setting aside for a specific purpose; an inscription to a literary work (noun)
    Root DICAT = declare, speak, say

    5)  Lacking inhabitants, visitors and signs of life; deserted; disconsolate from being left alone; showing effects of abandonment and neglect (adjective)
    Root SOLA = alone, lonely

    6)  Designed or tending to demolish or discredit; ruinous; causing a force that wrecks or tears down (adjective)
    Root STRUCT = build, arrange

    7)  A shortage of something needed for completeness; esp: a lack of substances necessary for health (noun)
    Root FIC = do, make

    8)  One or more persons chosen to represent others at a conference, convention or assembly (noun)
    Root LEGA = appoint, send, bring

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