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  • 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) Catcher in the Rye - Puzzle #1 - myvocabulary.com

    Directions: See vocabulary lists for all 155 books, novels and plays.
    This vocabulary word list for Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is for personal use only. At www.MyVocabulary.com, we encourage individual web participants, particularly students, teachers and families, to copy this vocabulary list and enjoy the pursuit of their verbal development and improvement. Any commercial use of vocabulary word lists at www.MyVocabulary.com is expressly prohibited unless requested and permission granted. Please send email to Jan Cook [at] MyVocabulary.com to receive permission or use the Contact Us in the footer below.
    Catcher in the Rye vocabulary list ls one of 155 novels and plays where the vocabulary has been provided. See the Novels header on the home page for a list of all 155 novels, books and plays.
    Clue: The vocabulary word bank for the Catcher in the Rye vocabulary worksheet includes the correct answers. In addition to this Interactive Puzzle exercise for the 16 Catcher in the Rye vocabulary words, www.myvocabulary.com will also feature some of the following free puzzles including:
    Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Find, Crossword, Definition Match, True/False exercise, Synonym/Antonym Encounter and a Concentration activity.
    You have permission as a teacher, student or life-long user to make a hard copy of the Catcher in the Rye vocabulary word list for further study at home or in the classroom from www.myvocabulary.com.
    Vocabulary Word List: 98 vocabulary list for Catcher in the Rye is arranged in order of appearance by chapter:
  • Chapters 1-5: autobiography, dough, ostracize, grippe, posture, ironical, innumerable, moron, phony, sheer, parlor, rostrum, chiffonier, falsetto, conceited, aggravate, hounds tooth, muffler, monotonous, psychoanalyze, halitosis
  • Chapters 6-10: linoleum, hospitality, fiend, corridor, Canasta, janitor, conscientious, phony, lagoon, incognito, brassiere, burlesque, psychic, brassy, intoxicating, verification, jitterbug
  • Chapters 11-15: snub, necking, newsreel, vomit, rile, galoshes, nonchalant, rake, frock, atheist, chisel, banister, rubberneck, gory, matinee, bourgeois, convent
  • Chapters 16-20: screech, auditorium, bosom, raspy, beret, clinch, blase, conceited, enlightening, sacrilegious, booze, slobber, sophisticated, louse, flitly, boisterous, stagger, puke
  • Chapters 21-26: racket, Sagittarius, Taurus, betray, snotty, expel, spontaneous, flunk, digression, pedagogical, provocative, stenographer, appeal, stimulate, scholarly, pervert, moccasin, cockeyed, recess, mummy, pharaoh, punk, carousel, jazzy, bawl

    The 16 words used in the Interactive word puzzles (in two sets of 8 words each) are:
    BOURGEOIS, CLAVICHORD, CONSCIENTIOUS, EXHIBITIONIST, FALSETTO, INFINITELY, INNUMERABLE, LAVISH, NONCHALANT, PACIFIST, PERVERT, PSYCHIC, RECIPROCAL, SEDUCTIVE, SPONTANEOUS, UNSCRUPULOUS
  • Catcher in the Rye - Puzzle #1 - myvocabulary.com

    1)  Characteristic of town dwellers or of the middle class; marked by a concern for material interests, respectability and a leaning towards mediocrity (adjective)
    Root BORG = city

    2)  An early keyboard instrument in use before the piano (noun)
    Root CLAV = key

    3)  A compulsive tendency to expose one's body; a person who behaves to attract attention to him or herself; a show-off (noun)
    Root HIBIT = have, hold

    4)  Governed by painstaking efforts; meticulous; thorough (adjective)
    Root SCI = know

    5)  Unnaturally or artificially high-pitched as singing or speaking (adjective)
    Root FAL = false

    6)  Being without limits of any kind: endlessly: immeasurably great; boundless (adverb)
    Root FIN = end, limit

    7)  Using or spending in great or excessive amounts; given in abundance (adjective)
    Root LAV = wash

    8)  Too many to be counted or numbered; countless (adjective)
    Root NUMER = number

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    2) Catcher in the Rye - Puzzle #2 - myvocabulary.com

    Directions: This vocabulary word list for Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is for personal use only. At www.MyVocabulary.com, we encourage individual web participants, particularly students, teachers and families, to copy this vocabulary list and enjoy the pursuit of their verbal development and improvement. Any commercial use of vocabulary word lists at www.MyVocabulary.com is expressly prohibited unless requested and permission granted. Please send email to Jan Cook [at] MyVocabulary.com to receive permission or use the Contact Us in the footer below.
    Catcher in the Rye vocabulary list ls one of 155 novels and plays where the vocabulary has been provided. See the Novels header on the home page for a list of all 155 novels, books and plays.
    Clue: The vocabulary word bank for the Catcher in the Rye vocabulary worksheet includes the correct answers. In addition to this Interactive Puzzle exercise for the 16 Catcher in the Rye vocabulary words, www.myvocabulary.com will also feature some of the following free puzzles including: Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Find, Crossword, Definition Match, True/False exercise, Synonym/Antonym Encounter and a Concentration activity.
    You have permission as a teacher, student or life-long user to make a hard copy of the Catcher in the Rye vocabulary word list for further study at home or in the classroom from www.myvocabulary.com.
    Vocabulary Word List: The 16 words used in the Interactive word puzzles (in two sets of 8 words each) are: BOURGEOIS, CLAVICHORD, CONSCIENTIOUS, EXHIBITIONIST, FALSETTO, INFINITELY, INNUMERABLE, LAVISH, NONCHALANT, PACIFIST, PERVERT, PSYCHIC, RECIPROCAL, SEDUCTIVE, SPONTANEOUS, UNSCRUPULOUS

    Catcher in the Rye - Puzzle #2 - myvocabulary.com

    1)  Cooly and casually unconcerned; carefree; indifferent or unexcited (adjectice)
    Root CALE = be warm

    2)  Person opposing war or violence; someone who refuses to engage in military activity because of beliefs (noun)
    Root PAC = peace

    3)  Sensitive to influences or forces of a nonphysical or supernatural nature (adjective)
    Root PSYCH = mind, soul, spirit

    4)  To change something good so that it is no longer what it should be (verb)
    Root VERT = turn

    5)  Mutually corresponding; an equal return or counteraction (adjective)
    Root CIP = take, hold, seize

    6)  Leading astray from duty or accepted principles; enticing; alluring (adjective)
    Root DUCT = lead, bring

    7)  Lack of prompting; done, said or produced freely and naturally; unplanned (adjective)
    Root SPONT = of one's free will or record

    8)  Unprincipled; not punctilious; improper or unethical (verb)
    Root SCRUP = sharp stone

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