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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) Columbus and Explorers Vocabulary Puzzle #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Columbus and Explorers vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root, vocabulary word definition, part of speech and Columbus and Explorers word list to help you with each worksheet answer. Put answers INSIDE the interactive boxes and move down to the next vocabulary puzzle.
    When you hit "Submit", you will get back the correct answers for the Columbus and Explorers vocabulary puzzle, use of the word in a sentence and percentage score of correct answers.
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    Clue: The Latin root, vocabulary word definition and the Columbus and Explorers word list will help you solve the the word puzzle.
    In addition to this Columbus and Explorers www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword and Definition Match activity.
    A Columbus and Explorers vocabulary list of 247 words is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above. The Word List includes a variety of more than 420 other subjects.

    Columbus Day (or Week) Lesson Plan Ideas:
    Objectives: Teach students to appreciate history and do a bit of problem solving.
    • 1 - Make a "discovery suitcase" cutting out pictures or ads for items that students would need if they were going on a long sea voyage or long land trip.
      Did explorers find food? clothing? wet-weather gear?
      How about jobs? What person looking for work would seem like he or she would make a good crew person?
      Write a paragraph (or more?) to explain why items that you have chosen about explorers would be useful.
    • 2 - Tape papers to a bulletin or whiteboard. Have students see what classmates found. Have them vote on the three lists they like best!
      If you have an Internet connection, do a web search for Columbus to find a map of his travels.
    • 3 - Extension: Have students discuss why Indians probably did not like the fact that early explorers came and "claimed" the lands in North American for themselves and their European nations? Why do you think that is?
    You have permission to make a hard copy of Columbus and Explorers word puzzles for more vocabulary study at home or in the classroom.
    Vocabulary Word List: Columbus and Explorers vocabulary word list:
    audacious, challenge, discovery, expedition, exploration, explorer, intrepid, intrigue, mysterious, sextant, valiant, voyage

    Columbus and Explorers Vocabulary Puzzle #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Astronomical instrument used to determine latitude and longitude at sea (noun)
    Root SEXT = sixth

    2)  A relatively long journey or passage by water; a written account of a trip (noun)
    Root VIA = way, journey

    3)  Travel, search or investigation to learn for the first time little known land and sea regions (noun)
    Root PLOR = cry out, wail, weep

    4)  The finding of something that preexisted but had been unknown; instance of obtaining sight or knowledge of for the first time: detection (noun)
    Root COOPERIRE = cover completely

    5)  Extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless (adjective)
    Root AUDAC = bold, dare

    6)  Resolutely firm and fearless; not afraid; dauntless (adjective)
    Root TREPID = trembling,agitated, anxious, alarmed

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    2) Columbus and Explorers Vocabulary Puzzle #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Columbus and Explorers vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root, vocabulary word definition, part of speech and the Columbus and Explorers word list to help you with each answer. Put your answers INSIDE the interactive word puzzle and move down to the next vocabulary puzzle.
    When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers for the Columbus and Explorers vocabulary puzzle, use of the word in a sentence and a percentage score of correct answers.
    Clue: In addition to this Columbus and Explorers vocabulary puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, and Definition Match activity.
    A Columbus and Explorers vocabulary list of 247 words is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above. The Word List includes a variety of more than 420 other subjects.

    Columbus Day (or Week) Lesson Plan Ideas:
    Objectives: Teach students to appreciate history and do a bit of problem solving.
    • 1 - Make a "discovery suitcase" cutting out pictures or ads for items that students would need if they were going on a long sea voyage or long land trip.
      Did explorers find food? clothing? wet-weather gear?
      How about jobs? What person looking for work would seem like he or she would make a good crew person?
      Write a paragraph (or more?) to explain why items that you have chosen about explorers would be useful.
    • 2 - Tape papers to the whiteboard. Have students see what classmates found. Have them vote on the three lists they like best!
      If you have an Internet connection, do a web search for Columbus to find a map of his travels.
    • 3 - Extension: Have students discuss why Indians probably did not like the fact that early explorers came and "claimed" the lands in North American for themselves and their European nations? Why do you think that is?
    You have permission to make a hard copy of Columbus and Explorers vocabulary and other word puzzles for more vocabulary study at home or in the classroom.
    Vocabulary Word List: Columbus and Explorers vocabulary word list:
    audacious, challenge, discovery, expedition, exploration, explorer, intrepid, intrigue, mysterious, sextant, valiant, voyage

    Columbus and Explorers Vocabulary Puzzle #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  A journey or trip undertaken for a specific purpose; a group making such a visit (noun)
    Root PED = foot

    2)  An objection raised to something or someone; often threatening or provocative summons/invitation to compete (noun)
    Root CALUM/CALVI = deceive

    3)  Anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained (adjective)
    Root MYEIN = to be closed (Greek)

    4)  To make curious by unusual, fascinating or new qualities: to plot or scheme (verb)
    Root TRIC = entangle, make trouble (Latin)

    5)  A person who searches, investigates and travels in search of geographical or scientific information (noun)
    Root PLOR = cry out, wail, weep

    6)  Boldly brave: courageous; full of or characterized by bravery; determined (adjective)
    Root VAL = be strong, be worth

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