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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) Prefix Study EX #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com features a total of 112 vocabulary words.

    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font. You can also send your answers to teachers, parents and friends.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix EX means " out, out of, former, outside. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using the prefix EX with an indication of a grade level for the prefix " EX".
    Excel - 8, Exception - 6, Exclamation - 6, Exclusive - 8, Excursion - 6, Exotic - 6, Expectation - 7, Extensive - 8

    Prefix Study EX #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  To outdo others; to surpass (verb)
    Root CELL = rise high, tower

    2)  The act of leaving out from a number or a whole; exclusion; something offered as objection (noun)
    Root CEPT = take, hold, seize

    3)  A sharp or sudden utterance; an outcry; forceful expression of protest or complaint (noun)
    Root CLAM = declare, call out

    4)  Inclined to shut out certain persons or classes; catering to a distinct, fashionable class (adjective)
    Root CLUS = shut, close

    5)  A going out or forth; expedition; a usually brief pleasure trip; departure from a direct course (noun)
    Root CUR = run

    6)  Introduced from another country; strikingly different or unusual (adjective)
    Root EXO = outside (prefix)

    7)  An anticipation or wait for something to occur; a prospect of good or bad fortune (noun)
    Root SPECT = watch, see, look, appear

    8)  Having wide or considerable range, distance, scope or space (adjective)
    Root TENS = stretch, strain, reach

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    2) Prefix Study PRE #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com features a total of 112 vocabulary words.

    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each prefix puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font. You can also email answers to teachers, parents and friends.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix PRE means " before, in advance. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using vocabulary words beginning with the prefix PRE and an indication of a grade level for the prefix " PRE ".
    Precaution - 6, Predict - 5, Predominant - 6, Prejudice - 5, Premature - 8, Preoccupation - 8, Presume - 7, Prevail - 7

    Prefix Study PRE #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  To declare in advance; foretell on the basis of observation, experience or scientific reasoning (verb)
    Root DICT = speak, declare

    2)  Care taken in advance; foresight; measure taken beforehand to prevent harm or secure good; safeguard (adjective)
    Root CAV-CAUT = beware

    3)  Judgment from an unfair opinion; preconceived idea, usually unfavorable; unreasonable bias, intolerance or irrational hostility towards a group, race or person (noun)
    Root JUDIC = judge, judgment

    4)  To gain ascendancy through strength or superiority; to triumph; to become effective; to urge successful; to persist (verb)
    Root VAL = be strong

    5)  Having superior strength, influence or authority (adjective)
    Root DOMIN = master, lord

    6)  Happening, arriving, existing or performed before the proper or usual time (adjective)
    Root MATUR = ripe

    7)  To expect with confidence; to suppose to be true without proof (verb)
    Root SUM = take, use

    8)  The engagement or absorption of one’s attention beforehand (noun)
    Root CUP = to take

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    3) Prefix Study PRO #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level vocabulary words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com offers a total of 112 vocabulary words.

    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin/Greek vocabulary root as clues to solve each puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefixes and exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font. You can also send your answers to teachers, parents and friends.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix PRO means " in front of, before, forward, in favor of. "
    Below is an alphabetical list of vocabulary words using the prefix PRO with an indication of a grade level.
    Proclaim - 6, Prognosticate - HS, Progressive - 7, Projection - 8, Promotion - 8, Proposal - 7, Prospect - 5, Provoke - 7

    Prefix Study PRO #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  The act of looking forward; anticipation; a mental picture of something to come; a potential buyer or customer (noun)
    Root SPECT = watch, see, look, appear

    2)  To announce publicly; to declare (verb)
    Root CLAM = call out, declare

    3)  To arouse to action or feeling especially to excite to anger; to call forth; to stir up purposely (verb)
    Root VOC = voice, call

    4)  Characterized by forward movement or gradual increase; developing in extent or severity (adjective)
    Root GRESS = step, walk

    5)  A suggestion; an offer of something for consideration or discussion (noun)
    Root POS = place, put. lay

    6)  The act or fact of being raised in position or rank; the furthering of the growth or development of something (noun)
    Root MOT = move

    7)  The act of throwing or shooting forward, esp. at a sharp angle; estimate of future possibilities based on a current trend (noun)
    Root JECT = throw, cast

    8)  To forecast from present signs or indications; to prophesy; to presage (verb)
    Root GNOS = know

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    4) Prefix Study RE #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com features a total of 112 vocabulary words.

    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each prefix puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font. You can also email answers to teachers, family and friends.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix RE means " again, back. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using vocabulary words beginning with the prefix RE and an indication of a grade level for the prefix " RE. "
    Rebellious - 7, Recognition - 6, Reflect - 5, Rehabilitation - 8, Reliable - 6, Respiration - 8, Reunion - 7, Revive - 6

    Prefix Study RE #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  To bend or throw back waves of light, sound or heat; to think seriously and carefully (verb)
    Root FLECT = bend

    2)  Act of knowing or remembering upon seeing; special notice; acknowledgment of something done (noun)
    Root COGN = know

    3)  To bring or come back to life, consciousness, activity or use; to make fresh or strong again (verb)
    Root VIV = live

    4)  Consistently dependable in character, judgment, performance or result (adjective)
    Root LI-LIG = tie, bind, hold

    5)  Engaged in open, organized and often armed resistance to authority; insubordination (adjective)
    Root BELL = war

    6)  The act or state of people coming together again after a separation (noun)
    Root UN = one

    7)  A single, complete act of inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing (noun)
    Root SPIR = breathe

    8)  The restoring to a former state, reputation, condition, health or state of efficiency (noun)
    Root HABIL-HABIT = condition, dress

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    5) Prefix Study SUB #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level vocabulary words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com features a total of 112 words.

    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each prefix puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font. You can also email answers to teachers, parents and friends.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix SUB means " under, below. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using vocabulary words that begin with the prefix SUB and an indication of a grade level for the prefix " SUB. "
    Subconscious - 8, Subdue - 7, Submarine - 6, Submission - 8, Subscribe - 7, Substance - 6, Subterranean - 6, Suppress - 7

    Prefix Study SUB #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  To overpower by superior force; to overcome; to prevail over; to conquer (verb)
    Root DU-DUC-DUCT = lead

    2)  A naval combat vessel designed for underwater and on surface operations (noun)
    Root MAR = the sea

    3)  A fundamental or characteristic part or quality; essential nature; material possessions (noun)
    Root STAN-STA = stand

    4)  The act of offering something; the condition of yielding; being humble or compliant (noun)
    Root MISS-MITT = send

    5)  To give consent or approval by signing one's name; to pledge with an amount; to enter one's name for a publication (verb)
    Root SCRIB = write

    6)  Being, living or operating under the surface of the earth; existing or working in secret (adjective)
    Root TERRA = earth

    7)  To put an end to the activities of (a person, group, etc.); to stop (a practice, custom, etc.) (verb)
    Root PRESS = press

    8)  Existing within the mind but not immediately available to awareness (adjective)
    Root SCI-SCIR = know

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    6) Prefix Study UN #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com features a total of 112 vocabulary words.
    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" Latin root as clues to solve each prefix puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last prefix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix UN means " not, against, opposite. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using vocabulary words with UN and an indication of a grade level for the prefix "UN".
    Unattractive - 8, Unconscious - 6, Unfinished - 6, Unidentified - 7, Unnecessary - 6, Unpredictable - 7, Unravel - 5, Unworthy - 8

    Prefix Study UN #1 -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Not aware or noticing facts or feelings relating to a part of one’s mental processes (adjective)
    Root SCI-SCIR = know

    2)  Not to recognize as being or shown to be the very person or thing known, described or claimed (adjective)
    Root IDEN = the same

    3)  Not essential or dispensable; not inevitable; not inherent to a situation; not absolutely needed (adjective)
    Root CESS-CED = go, yield

    4)  Without having what is intrinsically excellent, admirable, useful or desirable; lacking moral or personal merit; valueless (adjective)
    Root "wairthan" (German) = to become

    5)  Of a course, task or undertaking not brought to an end or completion; without a final coat of paint (adjective)
    Root FIN = end, limit

    6)  Not foretold or declared on the basis of observation, experience or scientific reasoning (adjective)
    Root DICT = speak, say

    7)  To separate the threads or strands of; to pull apart; to bring out of a tangled state; to work out the problems of; to solve (verb)
    Root "raffeln" (German) = to fray out, ravel

    8)  Not having the power or quality of appealing to the interest of; especially unpleasing (adjective)
    Root TRACT = draw

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    7) Prefix Study: IN-IM #1 --myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com offers 14 PREFIX puzzles with the grade level of each vocabulary word marked to the right in the vocabulary word list beginning with a prefix below. Use eight grade level vocabulary words for each prefix. www.myVocabulary.com features a total of 112 vocabulary words in these puzzles.

    The prefixes and links are:
    AB-ABS - AD - BE - COM - DE - DIS - EN - EX - IN-IM - PRE - PRO - RE - SUB - UN

    Clue: 1. Study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word bank to determine the meaning(s) of each prefix.
    2. Use the definition, part of speech and "master" vocabulary root as clues to solve each puzzle.
    3. Type or write your answers INSIDE the boxes. At the bottom of the last vocabulary puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and a sentence for each vocabulary word.
    4. Note: You can print a copy of these prefix exercises in three sizes: normal, bigger or biggest font. You can also send your answers to teachers, family and friends.

    Why are these 14 prefixes important? According to Richard E. Hodges of the University of Puget Sound in a booklet titled: "Improving Spelling and Vocabulary in Secondary School" published by the NCTE in 1982; page 30:
    "If you were to examine the 20,000 most used English words, you would find that about 5,000 of them contain prefixes and that 82% (about 4,100) of those words use one of only fourteen different prefixes out of all the available prefixes in the language."
    Vocabulary Word List: Prefix IN-IM means " not. "
    Below is an alphabetical list using the prefix IN-IM in vocabulary words with an indication of a grade level for the prefix "IN-IM".
    Indefinite - 7, Injustice - 6, Immortality - 8, Impatience - 7, Impractical - 7, Improbable - 8, Insatiable - 7, Invalid - 7

    Prefix Study: IN-IM #1 --myVocabulary.com

    1)  Violation of the rights of another: unfairness; an act not morally right (noun)
    Root JUS = law

    2)  Having no force or effect: not founded on truth, law or fact (adjective)
    Root VAL = be strong, be worth

    3)  Not wise to put into or keep in effect; theoretical; not capable of dealing sensibly (adjective)
    Root PRACT = do, fit for business

    4)  Not precise in meaning or details: vague; not fixed or limited (adjective)
    Root FIN = end

    5)  State of being restless or short of temper esp. under irritation, delay or opposition (noun)
    Root PAT = suffer, feel, endure

    6)  Incapable of being satisfied fully (adjective)
    Root SATIS = enough, sufficient

    7)  Lasting fame; not subject to death; condition relating to an unending existence (noun)
    Root MORT = death

    8)  Unlikely to be true or to occur; not certain to happen (adjective)
    Root PROB = test, prove

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