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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) Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary Puzzle #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root or word parts, the vocabulary definition, part of speech and the word Cinco de Mayo word list to help you answer the word puzzle. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes and move down to the next puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, use of the word in a sentence and percentage score for correct answers.
    Clue: In addition to this Cinco de Mayo vocabulary word puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com also has a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False and Synonym or Antonym activity. A Cinco de Mayo vocabulary list of 140 words is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.
    You will also find 420 Vocabulary Word Lists at www.myvocabulary.com

    The History of Cinco de Mayo (May 5th):
  • Mexican and Chicano communities, especially from Texas to California, celebrate Cinco de Mayo, May 5. On that date in 1862 the Mexican army of 4,000 soldiers conquered French troops that numbered 8,000 in the Battle of Puebla.
  • The victory, even though the army was later defeated, showed Mexican citizens that they could fight successfully against stronger nations. The success generated and increased national pride, patriotism, as well as celebrated a respect for the self-determination of people.
  • Today, some of the historical significance has dimmed as many people in the United States choose to celebrate the commercial aspects of the holiday with folklore dancing, parades, mariachi music and festive activities. These parties celebrate liberty and freedom.
  • It is incorrect to assume that Cinco de Mayo, May 5, is the same holiday as Mexican Independence Day, September 16, 1810.

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  • Vocabulary Word List: Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary List:
    Amigo, Authentic, Cantina, Conquistador, Culture, Customs, Festivities, Fiesta, Mariachi, Joyful, Jubilant, Palomino, Plaza, Poncho, Sombrero, Tornado, Tortilla

    Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary Puzzle #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  A small room or place for general use; a bar or saloon (noun)
    Root CANT = sing

    2)  A broad-brimmed, tall-crowned hat of straw or felt worn especially in Mexico and the southwestern USA (noun)
    Root UMBRA = shade

    3)  Any merry, joyful celebration of a religious holiday (noun)
    Root FEST = festive

    4)  A Spanish conqueror in North and South America, esp. in Mexico and Peru in the 1500's (noun)
    Root QUIS = seek, ask

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    2) Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary Puzzle #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Cinco de Mayo vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin root or word parts, word definition, part of speech and Cinco de Mayo vocabulary word list to help you solve for answers. Put your answers for Cinco de Mayo INSIDE the boxes and move down to the next 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.
    Clue: In addition to this Cinco de Mayo word puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match and True or False activity. A Cinco de Mayo vocabulary word list of 140 words is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.

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    Vocabulary Word List: Cinco de Mayo vocabulary word list:
    Amigo, Authentic, Cantina, Conquistador, Culture, Customs, Festivities, Fiesta, Mariachi, Joyful, Jubilant, Palomino, Plaza, Poncho, Sombrero, Tornado, Tortilla

    Cinco de Mayo Vocabulary Puzzle #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  A Mexican band composed typically of itinerant musicians; the traditional Mexican dance music played by these musicians (noun)
    Word comes directly from SPANISH.

    2)  A horse with a golden coat, a white mane and tall, often white marking on the face and legs, developed chiefly in the southwestern U.S. (noun)
    Root PALUMB = dove

    3)  A blanket-like cloak with an opening in the center to admit the head, originally worn in South America (noun)
    Word comes directly from SPANISH.

    4)  A thin, round, unleavened bread made from cornmeal or wheat flower, and baked on a grill or stone (noun)
    Root TORT = cake (Spanish)

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