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  • Common Core alignment to a Definition Match puzzle is to the key phrase "Precise Meaning".
    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
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    Back-to-School Definition Match --

    Directions: The Back-to-School definition match contains numbers in the left hand column with vocabulary definitions of 12 words in letters "A to L" in the right hand column. Use the pull down menu bar to choose the correct letter match.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the Back-to-School definition match correct answers and the percentage score for those correct answers.
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    Word List
    1) studious
    2) wisdom
    3) academic
    4) maturity
    5) stimulation
    6) sophomore
    7) competitive
    8) matriculate
    9) curriculum
    10) apprehension
    11) journal
    12) aptitude
    Definition List
    A)  Relating to school or college; literary rather than technical or vocational; conforming to school rules
    B)  Fear of what may be coming; dread of the future
    C)  Capacity for learning; a natural inclination or ability: talent, bent
    D)  Characterized by or based on vying with another for an objective, prize or resource
    E)  Regular program or course of study leading to a degree or certificate
    F)  A brief account of daily events; a record of experiences, ideas and reflections kept for private use
    G)  To enroll as a student in a college or university
    H)  State of being fully grown and developed: adulthood; characteristic of someone emotionally and physically grown
    I)  A student in the second year of secondary school or college
    J)  Incentive that influences activity; animation as a result of activity
    K)  Marked by purposeful effort: earnest; promoting the mind to acquire knowledge
    L)  Accumulated learning: knowledge; ability to discuss inner qualities and relationships: insight; the teachings of the ancient sages