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    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
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    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) Memorial Day Vocabulary Puzzle #2 - myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Memorial Day vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root or word parts, the definitions, part of speech and the Memorial Day word list. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes. Then, move down to the next Memorial Day vocabulary puzzle.

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    Clue: In addition to this Memorial Day vocabulary word puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match and True or False activity. A Memorial Day vocabulary list of 240 words is available from the pull down menu called Word Lists in the header above. In that same location, you can use more than 480 Vocabulary Word Lists across the curriculum including patriotism, sympathy, remembrance, character, war, leadership etc..

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    Vocabulary Word List: Memorial Day vocabulary word list:
    admiration, appreciation, battlefield, bereaved, bravery, commemorate, commemoration, cortege, courage, decoration, defense, democracy, devotion, duty, embrace, emotional, empathize, freedom, gratitude, grave, grieve, hero, heroism, history, invocation, legacy, legendary, liberation, liberty, life, march, memorial, meritorious, military, observance, parade, patriot, patriotic, patriotism, patriotism, pride, reflective, remembrance, respect, sacrifice, salute, servicemen, solemn, sorrow, support, Taps, tribute, uniform, unify, union, unite, valiant, veteran, waving

    Memorial Day Vocabulary Puzzle #2 - myVocabulary.com

    1)  To greet with respect; to honor by military convention or position (verb)
    Root SALUT = health

    2)  Quality or feeling of being thankful; warmly appreciative of a kindness or benefits received (noun)
    Root GRAT = thankful, pleasing

    3)  Public procession held in honor of a person or event (noun)
    Root PARAT = prepare, set, stop

    4)  An expression of gratitude of esteem; acknowledgment of thanks or respect (noun)
    Root TRIBUT = assign, allow, pay

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    2) Memorial Day Vocabulary Word Puzzle #1 - myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Memorial Day vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin roots or word parts, the definition, part of speech and the Memorial Day vocabulary puzzle word list. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes. Then, move down to the next Memorial Day vocabulary word puzzle.

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    Clue: In addition to this Memorial Day vocabulary word puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match and True or False activity. A Memorial Day vocabulary list of 240 words is available from the pull down menu called Word Lists in the header above. In that same location, you can use more than 480 Vocabulary Word Lists across the curriculum including patriotism, sympathy, remembrance, character, leadership etc..

    You have permission from www.myvocabulary.com to make a hard copy of the Memorial Day vocabulary puzzle at home or in classes.

    Short History about Memorial Day:
    Source: Excerpts directly from the link - www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html.

    Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to our nation. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. --- It is not important who was the very first, what is important is that Memorial Day was established and is about reconciliation; Memorial Day is about coming together to honor those who gave their all."

  • "Unsurprisingly, given its origin in the American Civil War, Memorial Day is not a holiday outside the US. Because of its origins from World War I, countries of the Commonwealth, France, and Belgium, remember members of the military who died in war on or around Remembrance Day, November 11. The United States uses the same date as Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) and honors all veterans, living and dead. In Ireland, National Day of Commemoration commemorates all Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations."
    (Excerpts sourced directly from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day#History)
  • Suggestions from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Day about how to observe Memorial Day include:
    • by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.
    • by visiting memorials.
    • by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.
    • by flying the 'POW/MIA Flag' as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).
    • by participating in a "National Moment of Remembrance": at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.
    • by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead and to aid the disabled veterans.
  • Vocabulary Word List: Memorial Day vocabulary word list:
    admiration, appreciation, battlefield, bereaved, bravery, commemorate, commemoration, cortege, courage, decoration, defense, democracy, devotion, duty, embrace, emotional, empathize, freedom, gratitude, grave, grieve, hero, heroism, history, invocation, legacy, legendary, liberation, liberty, life, march, memorial, meritorious, military, observance, parade, patriot, patriotic, patriotism, patriotism, pride, reflective, remembrance, respect, sacrifice, salute, servicemen, solemn, sorrow, support, Taps, tribute, uniform, unify, union, unite, valiant, veteran, waving

    Memorial Day Vocabulary Word Puzzle #1 - myVocabulary.com

    1)  Boldly courageous; brave; stout-hearted; marked by daring, resolve and fortitude (adjective)
    Root VAL = be strong, be worth, valor

    2)  Deserving praise, reward and esteem; qualifying and worthy of earning acclaim (adjective)
    Root MER = earn, deserve

    3)  To honor the memory by some observation; to serve as a reminder or as a memorial (verb)
    Root MEMOR = mention, bring to mind

    4)  Qualities and attributes of someone of distinguished courage and bravery (noun)
    Greek: HEROS was a legendary priestess of Aphrodite

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