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  • Common Core alignment to a Crossword puzzle is to three key phrases:
    "Precise Meaning", "Spell Correctly" and "Grade Level".
    CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    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
    Spell Correctly: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: L.2.2d+e, L.3.2e+f, L.4.2d, L.5.2d, L.6.2b, L.7.2b, L.8.2c, L.9-10.2c, L.11-12.2b
    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
  • 1) Word Roots 3: CERN, CERT, JUR, LEG Beginner-Crossword --

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  • 3 - A special right, immunity or benefit enjoyed by a person or restricted group

  • 5 - Musical composition usually in 3 movements

  • 9 - Having the power to make, change or repeal laws

  • 10 - Person who has taken an oath or sworn allegiance; member of a panel

  • 11 - Adaptation, alteration or minor change to a particular condition, position or purpose


  • 1 - Anxious sense of interest in or responsibility for; something that relates to; worry

  • 2 - A document providing evidence of status or qualifications attesting to the truth of something

  • 4 - To show or prove to be right or reasonable; to defend or uphold as warranted

  • 5 - Characteristic of or intended for college students

  • 6 - State of being kept from general knowledge; done privately

  • 7 - Forbidden by law or statute; contrary to official rules & regulations

  • 8 - Bodily harm; damage done or sustained; wrong or injustice
    Note: the root for 5 Across has a different meaning than the same root in other words.
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