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    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) Christmas Trivia Vocabulary Word Puzzle #1 --

    To solve the Christmas Trivia vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin root or word parts, definition, part of speech and the Christmas Vocabulary Word List. Put your Christmas Trivia answers INSIDE the boxes and move to the next word puzzle.
    When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, use of the vocabulary word in a sentence and percentage score for correct answers.
    A Christmas vocabulary words list of 355 words
    Additional Christmas-related vocabulary word lists are also available from the pull down menu called "Word List" in the header above.
    See our Christmas Scavenger Hunt
    Vocabulary Word List:
    Christmas Trivia Vocabulary Word List:

    Christmas Trivia Vocabulary Word Puzzle #1 --

    1)  Tableau of Christmas manger scene in Bethlehem (noun)
    Word is French, the same in English.

    2)  Embellishment; something that adorns or beautifies (noun)
    Root DECOR = an ornament

    3)  Charming; totally delightful; captivating (adjective)
    Root CHANT = sing

    4)  Time, place and birth facts (noun); Christmas Day (Cap. noun)
    Root NAT = born

    5)  A strip of metal on a tree with a glittering effect (noun)
    Root SCINTILL = spark

    6)  A liquor, esp. at holidays, to drink to one's health (noun)
    Root HAIL = hale (Old English)

    7)  A green parasitic plant with berries and flowers that grows on branches or tree trunks (noun)
    Root MISTIL = twig (Old English)

    8)  Splendid or impressive in appearance; very fine; superb; lavish (adjective)
    Root MAGN = great, large

    Additional Information:

    See our Christmas Scavenger Hunt
    Click on the Reading Passage-Context Story on THE MASTER PUZZLE PAGE on the bottom right to see 10 Trivia Lists.
    Lists include (1) The 14 objects the Grinch stole to (10) Towns with Holiday Names in the USA.

    Click the SUBMIT BUTTON at the bottom of the page for answers