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  • The Subject and Calendar-related puzzles are supplementary curriculum resources featuring vocabulary activities and word puzzles. Also included are over 660 additional subject-related word lists.
  • Use the provided Greek and Latin word roots in the over 90 subject word puzzles to decode word meaning and select the correct answer. Email your answers to friends, family and teachers.
  • Common Core alignment to a Themed Puzzles is to 3 key phrases: "Grade Level", "Particular Topic" and "Grade-Relevant Text or Subject Area". CCSS Alignment Strand for Specific Grades:
    CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    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
    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) April Fools' Day -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the April Fools' Day word puzzle use the Latin root, the definition and the April Fools' vocabulary word list. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes. Move down to the next word puzzle. When you hit "Submit," you will get back correct answers, the use of the word in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.
    Clue: The Latin root, the definition and the word list will help you solve the word puzzle. In addition to using the April Fools' Day word puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com will also feature a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword and Definition Match activity. An April Fools word list (149 words) is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.
    You have permission to make a hard copy for further vocabulary study at home or in the classroom.
    Vocabulary Word List: April Fools' Day word list:
    artifice, chicanery, deceptive, duplicity, folly, gullible, hocus-pocus, illusion, jocular, legerdemain, nonsense, prankster

    April Fools' Day -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  A set of words meant to trick or confuse (noun)
    Root HOC = hook (German)

    2)  Tending to mislead; having power to delude (adjective)
    Root CEPT = take, seize, hold

    3)  A wily strategy: trick; clever skill: ingenuity (noun)
    Root ART = skill, craft

    4)  Said or done in jest; full of fun; humorous (adjective)
    Root JOC = a jest, joke

    5)  Foolish or meaningless words or actions (noun)
    Root SENS = feel, think

    6)  Dishonest behavior meant to trick; double dealing (noun)
    Root PLIC = fold, bend

    7)  Lack of good sense or normal prudence; a foolish idea or action; a costly undertaking (noun)
    Root FOL = fool (French)

    8)  A missing image, idea or impression of reality (noun)
    Root LUS = sport, play, laugh

    9)  Someone who plays mischievously or makes practical jokes (noun)
    Root PRANKEN = strut (Dutch)

    10)  Sleight of hand: magic; a display of skill or adroitness (noun)
    Root is identical word in French meaning "light of hand"

    11)  Artful trickery in action or talk to deceive, evade, etc. (noun)
    Root CHICA = quibble

    12)  Quick to believe something untrue; Easily deceived, duped or cheated (adjective)
    Root GULA = throat

    Additional Information:


    For historical perspective, the following poem was in Poor Robin's Almanac 1760:
    The first of April, some do say, Is set apart for All Fools' Day;
    But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves, do know.

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    2) April Fools\' Day #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: Is this an April Fools' joke? No! The 4 vocabulary words in the interactive worksheet puzzle are all legitimate words. To solve the puzzle use the Latin root or word part, a dictionary (!), the vocabulary definition and the word bank to help you.
    Put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary word boxes, then move down to the next puzzle. When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers as well as the percentage score for how many questions you answered correctly.
    For historical perspective, the following poem was in Poor Robin's Almanac 1760:
    The first of April, some do say, Is set apart for All Fools' Day;
    But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves, do know.
    Clue: The Latin and Greek roots or word parts, the word definition and the word list will help you solve the vocabulary answer in the puzzle worksheet. In addition to this interactive Puzzle exercise for April Fools' strange vocabulary words, www.myvocabulary.com also will have in the future a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Find, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False exercise, Synonym and Antonym Encounter and a Concentration activity. www.myvocabulary.com also lists 324 April Fool's Day "jester and joker"-related words for you to enjoy found on the home page from the menu bar or blue quadrant.
    You have permission to make a hard copy for further vocabulary study at home or in the classroom for vocabulary related to April Fool's Day from www.myvocabulary.com.
    Vocabulary Word List: entomophobia, eremophobia, erythrism, eosophobia

    April Fools\' Day #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Morbid fondness for red; abnormal redness (noun)
    Root ERYTHR = red

    2)  An unhealthy mental condition of dread or fear of solitude (noun)
    Root EREMOS = solitary

    3)  A compulsive interest in insects (noun)
    Root ENTOMON = an insect

    4)  Fear of the dawn (noun)
    Root EOS = Greek Goddess of dawn

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    3) April Fools\' Day #3 - Myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the puzzle use the Latin or Greek root or word part, a dictionary, the vocabulary definition and the word bank to help you.
    Put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary word boxes. When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers as well as the percentage score for how many questions you answered correctly.
    Clue: The Latin and Greek roots or word parts, the word definition and the word list will help you solve the vocabulary answer in the puzzle worksheet.
    In addition to this interactive Puzzle exercise, expect in the future to see a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Find, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False exercise and Synonym and Antonym activity.
    You have permission to make a hard copy for further vocabulary study at home or in the classroom.
    Vocabulary Word List: Absurd, Comical, Delusional, Improvise, Jocular, Ludicrous, Lunacy, Preposterous

    April Fools\' Day #3 - Myvocabulary.com

    1)  Said or done in jest: playful; cheerful; marked by or suggestive of high spirits (adjective)
    Root JOC = jest, joke

    2)  Ridiculously unreasonable, unsound or incongruous (adjective)
    Root SURD = deaf, stupid

    3)  Amusing and laughable through obvious absurdity; deserving scorn as inept, false or foolish (adjective)
    Root LUD = play, sport, laugh

    4)  Unsoundness of mind interrupted by lucid intervals; wild foolishness: extreme folly (noun)
    Root LUN = moon

    5)  Provoking spontaneous laughter or amusement, esp. by being unusual or unexpected (adjective)
    Root COM = revel

    6)  Having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions (adjective)
    Root LUS = play, sport, laugh

    7)  Completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; senseless; utterly foolish (adjective)
    Root POSTER = coming after

    8)  To speak or perform without preparation ahead of time
    Root VIS = see, appear

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