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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 AD #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. offers 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 AD means "to, toward(s), near."
    Below is an alphabetical list using vocabulary words with the prefix AD. The "AD" prefix includes an indication of a grade level.
    Adequate - 7, Adhere - 8, Adjourned - 8, Admission - 6, Admonish - HS, Adventurous - 5, Adversity - 8, Advocate - 7

    Prefix Study AD #1 --

    1)  Ready to seek risks or to cope with the new and unknown, regardless of possible danger (adjective)
    Root VENT = come

    2)  The right or permission to enter; the act of allowing scope; a concession of something true or valid (noun)
    Root MISS = send

    3)  To support or recommend openly (verb)
    Root VOC = voice, call

    4)  Suitable or fully sufficient for a specific requirement; barely satisfactory (adjective)
    Root EQU = equal, same

    5)  To give support or maintain loyalty; to hold fast or stick by as if by gluing (verb)
    Root HER = stick

    6)  Suspending further proceedings or business for an indefinite or stated time; moving to another place (adjective)
    Root JOURN = day, daily

    7)  A condition or experience of serious or continued misfortune (noun)
    Root VERS = turn

    8)  To reprove gently but seriously; to warn of a fault; to give friendly advice or encouragement to (verb)
    Root MON = warn, remind, advise

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