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    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 EN #1 --

    Directions: offers 14 PREFIX vocabulary 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

    Clue: 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 puzzle with prefixes, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefixes and 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 EN means " in, into, to cover or contain. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using the prefix EN in vocabulary words with an indication of a grade level for a specific " EN " prefix.
    Enchantment - 5, Enclosure - 6, Endure - 5, Energetic - 8, Engrave - 6, Enthusiastic - 7, Environmental - 7, Envision - 8

    Prefix Study EN #1 --

    1)  The act or state of being influenced by charms; the spell; something attractive (noun)
    Root CANT = sing

    2)  To continue in the same state; to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without yielding; to bear patiently; to put up with (verb)
    Root DUR = hard

    3)  Something that surrounds, especially marking off by or as if by a fence; a confinement (noun)
    Root CLOS = close, shut

    4)  To form, as letters or devices, by cutting into a surface; to impress deeply (verb)
    Root GRAV = heavy

    5)  Surrounding conditions, factors or forces that determine the form and survival of a community (adjective)
    Root VIRON = a circle

    6)  Filled with strong excitement, zeal or fervor; marked by ardent feelings (adverb)
    Root THEOS = god

    7)  Having or showing the capacity to be active and forceful; vigorous (adjective)
    Root EGR = work

    8)  To picture to oneself mentally, especially in some future event or events (verb)
    Root VIS = see

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