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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) Word Roots 11: Advanced-roots CED, CEPT, CUR, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: This lesson plan features the Latin roots CED-CESS = go, yield; CEPT-CIP = take receive; and CUR = run.
    To solve the puzzle, use the definition clues given in the word boxes to determine the key words. Put your answers INSIDE the 12 word boxes. Click "SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers, the use of each word in a sentence, a comment and your score.
    Clue: Study the vocabulary word story-reading passage below the puzzle to see the words in context. Having trouble with unfamiliar words? Click the submit button for answers. Redo the puzzle as often as needed.
    Vocabulary Word List: Latin roots CED-CESS = go, yield; CEPT-CIP = take receive; and CUR = run.
    Beginner: ACCURATE, ANCESTOR, ANTICIPATE, CURIOSITY, EXCEPTIONAL, MANICURE, NECESSITY, PRINCIPLE, RECIPE, SECURITY, SUCCESSION, UNSUCCESSFUL
    Intermediate: ACCEPTANCE, CONCEDE, CURRENCY, EXCESS, EXCURSION, INACCESSIBLE, INTERCEPT, MISCONCEPTION, OCCURRENCE, PARTICIPATE, PROCEDURE, RECUR
    Advanced: ANTECEDENT, CONCUR, CURSORY, EMANCIPATE, INCESSANT, INCEPTION, INCURSION, PERCEPTIVE, PRECEDENT, PRECURSOR, SECEDE, SUSCEPTIBLE

    Word Roots 11: Advanced-roots CED, CEPT, CUR, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  To withdraw formally from an association, alliance or federation (verb)

    2)  Person or thing that precedes; indicator that suggests someone or something to come; forerunner (noun)

    3)  To free from constraint (of custom or tradition); to free (slaves) from bondage (verb)

    4)  Having the ability to take in something thoroughly or see clearly; discerning (adjective)

    5)  To be of the same opinion; to agree; to happen or act together (verb)

    6)  Continuing without interruption or respite; unending; continuous (adjective)

    7)  Liable to be stricken with or by; easily influenced or subject to being affected; especially sensitive (adjective)

    8)  Going quickly over something without noticing the details; hastily and superficially done (adjective)

    9)  A preceding circumstance, event, occurrence or phenomenon (noun)

    10)  A beginning or marking the beginning of something; commencement (noun)

    11)  Act or instance that may serve as a justification or example for subsequent situations (noun)

    12)  Hostile invasion; an aggressive entrance into a place or foreign territory (noun)

    Additional Information:

    Reading passage:
    The INCEPTION of the new law changed everything! It was an INCURSION into the status quo. The ANTECEDENT events established a PRECEDENT forbidding a state to SECEDE. A PERCEPTIVE judge hoped that he could EMANCIPATE the ties of the regulations. He certainly did CONCUR, even after a CURSORY examination, that the former ruling was a PRECURSOR to his decision. However, the INCESSANT demands by politicians for reform made him SUSCEPTIBLE to wanting a change, too.

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    2) Word Roots 12: Advanced-roots GEN, PUL, SPIR

    Directions: This lesson plan features the Latin roots GEN = birth, race, kind of; PUL-PEL = drive, pull; SPIR = breathe
    To solve the puzzle, use the definition clues given in the word boxes to determine the key words. Put your answers INSIDE the 12 word boxes. Click " SUBMIT" to get all the correct answers, the use of each word in a sentence, a comment and your score.
    Clue: Study the vocabulary word story-reading passage below the puzzle to see the words in context. Having trouble with unfamiliar words? Click the submit button for answers. Redo the puzzle as often as needed.
    Vocabulary Word List: Latin roots GEN = birth, race, kind of; PUL-PEL = drive, pull; SPIR = breathe.
    Beginner words: compelling, dispel, engineer, general, genie, gentle, inspiration, perspire, propulsion, pulse, respirator, spiritless
    Intermediate words: compulsory, conspiracy, expire, genetics, genocide, impulsive, ingenuity, pulsate, regeneration, repulsive, respiration, spirituality
    Advanced words: aspiration, compulsive, esprit, expulsion, genealogy, genesis, homogeneous, impelled, progeny, repellent, sprightly, transpired

    Word Roots 12: Advanced-roots GEN, PUL, SPIR

    1)  The study of family lines; record of ancestry or descent. (noun)

    2)  Composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; essentially alike. (adjective)

    3)  Children; offspring collectively; something that originates from something else. (noun)

    4)  An origin, creation or beginning; the first book of the Bible. (noun)

    5)  State of driving or forcing out or away; act of ejecting or discharging. (noun)

    6)  To drive or urge forward; to impart motion to; to compel through moral pressure. (verb)

    7)  Characterized by perfectionism, rigidity, conscientiousness or an obsessive concern for order and detail. (adjective)

    8)  Tending to drive away or ward off; resistant or impervious; causing distaste or aversion. (adjective)

    9)  To occur, happen or take place; to emit or give off through the surface, as of leaves or the body. (verb)

    10)  Acting like an elf, fairy or goblin. (adjective)

    11)  Liveliness of expression, mind, spirit or wit; dynamic intelligence. (noun)

    12)  A strong desire, longing or hope; ambition; a goal or objective desired. (noun)

    Additional Information:

    Martha had reached the SPRIGHTLY age of 60. As a result, it was now her ASPIRATION to study unfamiliar subjects. She was IMPELLED to learn about GENEALOGY to discover more about the GENESIS of the PROGENY in her family. She wished she knew more about events that had TRANSPIRED so many years before her time. COMPULSIVE about facts and full of positive ESPRIT, she catalogued HOMOGENEOUS and heterogeneous information. She decided there would be no EXPULSION of anything REPELLENT that she might uncover.

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