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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: IN-IM #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 vocabulary words for each prefix. features a total of 112 vocabulary words in these puzzles.

    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" vocabulary root as clues to solve each puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last vocabulary 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, family 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 IN-IM means " not. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using the prefix IN-IM in vocabulary words with an indication of a grade level for the prefix "IN-IM".
    Indefinite - 7, Injustice - 6, Immortality - 8, Impatience - 7, Impractical - 7, Improbable - 8, Insatiable - 7, Invalid - 7

    Prefix Study: IN-IM #1

    1)  Violation of the rights of another: unfairness; an act not morally right (noun)
    Root JUS = law

    2)  Having no force or effect: not founded on truth, law or fact (adjective)
    Root VAL = be strong, be worth

    3)  Not wise to put into or keep in effect; theoretical; not capable of dealing sensibly (adjective)
    Root PRACT = do, fit for business

    4)  Not precise in meaning or details: vague; not fixed or limited (adjective)
    Root FIN = end

    5)  State of being restless or short of temper esp. under irritation, delay or opposition (noun)
    Root PAT = suffer, feel, endure

    6)  Incapable of being satisfied fully (adjective)
    Root SATIS = enough, sufficient

    7)  Lasting fame; not subject to death; condition relating to an unending existence (noun)
    Root MORT = death

    8)  Unlikely to be true or to occur; not certain to happen (adjective)
    Root PROB = test, prove

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