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  • 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) Nutrition Word Puzzle #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Nutrition vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin root, the word definition and the Nutrition vocabulary word list. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes and move down to the next puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the word in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.
    If you want a Nutrition graphic, go to our image here: http://www.myvocabulary.com/Images/VUcompete2002shoe1.jpg - the same image is below.

    Clue: In addition to this Nutrition vocabulary word puzzle, myvocabulary.com also includes a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False, Synonym or Antonym and a Concentration activity. A Health and Fitness vocabulary list includes 465 related words and is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.
    You have permission to make a hard copy of Health and Fitness word puzzles for more vocabulary study at home or in classes.
    Vocabulary Word List: Health and Fitness vocabulary list:allergen, amino acid, appetite, calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, dietitian, electrolytes, fermentation, fitness, ingredient, metabolism, mineral, nutrition, perishable, processed, proteins, RDA, supplement, vitamins

    Nutrition Word Puzzle #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  The amount of nutrients that a person needs to eat every day to stay healthy. (Initials stand for Recommended Daily/Dietary Allowance.) (noun...abbrev.)

    2)  Measurement of heat energy provided by a quantity of food (plural noun)
    Root CALOR = heat

    3)  Necessary nutriment materials, composed of amino acids, considered as a food source (plural noun)
    Root PROTO = first, primary

    4)  Any of simple organic compounds that form short chains to make proteins and are synthesized by living cells or are obtained as essential components of the diet (noun - two words)
    Root ACER = sharp

    5)  Neutral compounds as sugars, starches or cellulose, most that are formed by green plants; a major class of animal foods (plural noun)
    Root HYDR = water

    6)  Fatty substance found in foodstuffs or formed by the body itself that coats and restricts arteries (noun)
    Root STEREOS = solid, stiff

    7)  Any substance that induces an exaggerated or abnormal reaction as by sneezing, itching etc. and that does not have such a strong effect on others (noun)
    Root ERG = work

    8)  A naturally occurring crystalline element or compound that does not come from plants or animals; a type of nutrient needed in small amounts and not produced by the body (noun)
    Root MINE = ore

    9)  One of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life: the need for food (noun)
    Root PET = to go to

    10)  The study or science of dietary requirements for proper health and development (noun)
    Root is NUTR = nourish, feed

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    2) Nutrition Word Puzzle #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Nutrition vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin root, the word definition and the Nutrition vocabulary word list. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes and move down to the next puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the vocabulary in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.
    If you want a Nutrition word puzzle graphic, go to the image here: http://www.myvocabulary.com/Images/VUcompete2002bake1.jpg - the same one is below.

    Clue: In addition to this Nutrition Word Puzzle, myvocabulary.com also has a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False and Synonym or Antonym activity. A Nutrition vocabulary list of 465 health and fitness vocabulary is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.
    Nutrition Lesson Plan ideas:
    • Discuss food groups/diet and how they affect behavior.
    • What are some of the consequences of drugs, alcohol or tobacco to one's health?
    • Give examples of ways that families, peers, colleagues and friends help one's mental health.
    • What kinds of things can be done to reduce stress? (Deep breaths, walking, eat wisely, exercise)
    You have permission to make a hard copy for Nutrition vocabulary study at home or in the classroom.
    Vocabulary Word List: Nutrition vocabulary list:
    allergen, amino acid, appetite, calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, dietitian, electrolytes, fermentation, fitness, ingredient, metabolism, mineral, nutrition, perishable, processed, proteins, RDA, supplement, vitamins

    Nutrition Word Puzzle #2 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Various organic nutrient elements and compounds needed in very small quantities for health (plural noun)
    Root VITA = life

    2)  Dietary components (sodium, potassium and chloride) essential to fluid retention, nerve impulse transmission and digestion (plural noun)
    Root LYTOS - loosen

    3)  Basic rate at which the body expends energy to maintain itself in a resting state (noun)
    Root BOLE = a throw

    4)  A person qualified in or practicing the science of applying the principles of nutrition; someone who teaches healthy eating habits (noun)
    Root DI = day

    5)  One of the food substances that make up a mixture; an item of food that is part of a recipe (noun)
    Root GRED = step, degree

    6)  Changed or prepared by special treatment (adjective)
    Root CESS = go, yield

    7)  The chemical breaking down of an organic substance produced by an enzyme and often with a gas (noun)
    Root FERUERE = to boil, be agitated

    8)  Liable to spoil, decay or rot; something that goes bad quickly (adjective)
    Root PER & IR = thoroughly & to go

    9)  Something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole (noun)
    Root PLE = fill, full

    10)  Maintenance and improvement of health through exercise and proper diet (noun)
    Root VITTEN = to befit

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