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  • 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) Character Flaws - Grades 6-8, Interactive Puzzle --

    By using the Latin roots or word parts, the vocabulary definition, part of speech and the Character FLAWS vocabulary word list you will solve the Interactive Word Puzzle.
    The Latin roots and their meanings: GRESS = step, walk; PULS = drive, pull; DICT = declare, speak; DAIN = worthy; PULS = drive, pull; TOLER = bear, put up with; SPONS = promise, answer; JUVEN = young; MAN = hand; NOT = know; NOX = hurt, harm; SECU = follow.

    When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct definition match answers, a percentage score for correct answers and a sentence.
    In addition to the Character FLAWS vocabulary word list of 12 words, also provides a Fill-in-the-Blank word activity, a Definition Match puzzle and a True or False activity. You have permission to print Character Good Traits word puzzles for study at home or in classes.
    Vocabulary Word List:
    Character - Flaws: Grades 6-8 word list:
    aggression, compulsion, dictate, disdain, impulsive, intolerant. irresponsible, juvenile, manipulate, notorious, obnoxious, persecute

    Character - Flaws: Grades 3-5 word list:
    contempt, dispute, disrespect, injure, insult, offend, prejudice, pretend, threaten, victim

    Character Flaws - Grades 6-8, Interactive Puzzle --

    1)  A forceful action or procedure, esp. an unprovoked attack; hostile or destructive behavior or outlook often caused by frustration (noun)
    Root GRESS = step, walk

    2)  An irresistible, persistent urge; a strong desire to do something (noun)
    Root PULS = drive, pull

    3)  To say or state with authority: give orders; to speak or read for recording (verb)
    Root DICT = declare, speak

    4)  A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as beneath oneself: scorn (noun)
    Root DAIN = worthy

    5)  Acting or tending to act suddenly without careful thought(adjective)
    Root PULS = drive, pull

    6)  Not willing to put up with; not granting rights to some people (adjective)
    Root TOLER = bear, put up with

    7)  Unwilling or unable to fulfill one's obligations; not reliable; said or done without (adjective)
    Root SPONS = promise, answer

    8)  Showing incomplete development: immature; childish; characteristic of children or young people (adjective)
    Root JUVEN = young

    9)  To treat or operate with hands; to use skillfully; to manage unfairly or fraudulently (verb)
    root MAN = hand

    10)  Generally unfavorably talked of or known (adjective)
    Root NOT = know

    11)  Extremely disagreeable or offensive (adjective)
    Root NOX = hurt, harm

    12)  To harass to injure, grieve or afflict, esp. to cause to suffer; to annoy with constant pestering (VERB
    Root SECU = follow

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