A Reading Passage or Context Story further clarifies the meanings of vocabulary and aids in the correct word pronunciation. Click on the character icon to hear Lesson Plans #1 - #6 story.
  • ESL, LEP and ELL especially benefit from the AUDIO passages. Stories emphasize grade level word content and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Common Core alignment to a Reading Passage is to 3 key phrases: "Grade Level", "Particular Topic" and "Grade-Relevant Text or Subject Area". CCSS Alignment Strand 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
    Particular Topic: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 4.6. 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6, 9-10.6, 11-12.6
    Grade & Subject-Relevant Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    (Reading: Informational Text) RI.2.4, RI.3.4, RI.4.4. RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4
    (Reading: Literature) RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4. RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4, RL.9-10.4, RL.11-12.4
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    1) Word Roots 3: CERN, JUR, LEG Advanced-Context-Story 3 --

    The following story will further clarify the meanings of the vocabulary words and aid in their pronuncation in Session #3-Level 3. Click on the Dick character image below to hear an AUDIO of the current level story. Use this link to return to all puzzles & activities for these roots

    One man was convicted of PERJURY and police will RELEGATE him to prison. Another man was UNJUSTLY declared ILLEGITIMATE. Someone else did ABJURE his heritage and alter allegiances. Noxious gases do SECRETE into the ATMOSPHERE. The mayor will CERTIFY that these are facts. Few citizens can DISCRIMINATE good acts from bad. What a terrible LEGACY to have in a town!

    Please NOTE: Three spoken words in this audio (certify, discriminate and recriminations)have been removed in the story below. "Discriminate" is an Intermediate word, "Certify" has the Latin root "CERT" meaning "sure, settled" and "Recrimination" comes from the Latin root "CRIMIN meaning "crime."

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    A jealous co-worker, Nancy, has made an angry and shocking charge against Ellen: she keeps official documents in SECRECY in her home. Even though the ALLEGATION of this kind of an INDISCRETION is made UNJUSTLY and the claim is ILLEGITIMATE, Ellen does not want to RELEGATE the statement to something forgivable. The LEGACY of her trustworthiness over thirty years can not be questioned. With JURISDICTION from DISCREET police officers, she will prove that her accuser committed a type of PERJURY. Nancy will be forced to ABJURE her lies and show true remorse, hoping a SECRETION of tears will persuade her boss that she simply made an error.