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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 10: Beginner-roots JECT,PEND,LECT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: This lesson plan features the Latin roots JECT = throw, cast; PEND = hang, weigh; and LECT-LEG = choose, gather.
    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 JECT = throw, cast; PEND = hang, weigh; LECT-LEG = choose, gather.
    Beginner: ADJECTIVE, DEJECTEDLY, DEPENDABLE, INDEPENDENT, INTELLECTUAL, LEGENDARY, NEGLIGENCE, PENTHOUSE, RECOLLECT, REJECT, SUBJECTIVE, SUSPEND
    Intermediate: ADJACENT, APPENDAGE, CONJECTURE, DILIGENTLY, ILLEGIBLE, INTELLIGENTSIA, LEGACY, OBJECTIVE, PENDANT, PENDULUM, PERPENDICULAR, PROJECTION
    Advanced: ABJECT, APPENDICITIS, ECLECTIC, ELECTORATE, IMPENDING, INTERJECTION, PENDULOUS, PREDILECTION, PROJECTILE, PROPENSITY, SACRILEGE, TRAJECTORY

    Word Roots 10: Beginner-roots JECT,PEND,LECT, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Appealing to or engaging the mind for thinking or acquiring knowledge; placing high value on brain power (adjective)

    2)  Existing in an individual's mind such as to be unaffected by the external world (adjective)

    3)  To hang by attachment to something above, especially so as to allow free movement (verb)

    4)  The quality, fact, or result of being careless and indifferent, or being remiss in the care or treatment of (noun)

    5)  Thinking or acting for oneself; not contingent upon something else; free from party commitments (adjective)

    6)  Pertaining to a non-historical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from the past (adjective)

    7)  Member of a class of words used to modify a noun by limiting, describing or qualifying (noun)

    8)  Worthy of trust; reliable; capable of being relied upon for support or help (adjective)

    9)  To refuse to use, accept, grant or consider; to discard as useless (verb)

    10)  Apartment or dwelling on the roof or top of a building (noun)

    11)  Being very depressed, discouraged, or disheartened in spirit (adverb)

    12)  To remember; to recall a mental impression; to gather or assemble again (verb)

    Additional Information:


    Reading passage:
    The potential buyer was captivated by the PENTHOUSE with the LEGENDARY view of the valley. She couldn’t think of a single ADJECTIVE that could adequately describe her reaction. Her INTELLECTUAL friends would love it, too. So, she bought it! She hired a DEPENDABLE handyman to repair some damages. An INDEPENDENT contractor told her to SUSPEND any further work due to the handyman’s NEGLIGENCE. He said he could not RECOLLECT a property with such poor workmanship. She wanted to REJECT his advice but DEJECTEDLY accepted his SUBJECTIVE evaluation.

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

    1)  Something indispensable; an unavoidable need or imperative requirement (noun)

    2)  Unusually excellent; superior; extraordinary; forming a rare or unusual instance (adjective)

    3)  Treatment of the hands and fingernails, including the shaping and polishing of the nails (noun)

    4)  A fundamental law, truth, axiom or doctrine; an accepted rule or action of conduct (noun)

    5)  The person from whom one is descended esp. if more remote than a grandparent (noun)

    6)  Free from error; conforming to the truth; consistent with a standard, rule, or model (adjective)

    7)  Freedom from risk or danger; safety; freedom from doubt, fear, or anxiety; confidence (noun)

    8)  A set of instructions or directions for making or preparing something, esp. a food dish (noun)

    9)  Unfavorably terminated attempts or endeavors; not attaining wealth, honors, etc. (adjective)

    10)  To feel or realize beforehand; to look forward to, esp. with pleasure or confidence (verb)

    11)  A number of persons or things arranged or following one another in order or sequence (noun)

    12)  Desire to learn and know about anything; inquisitiveness; something that arouses interest (noun)

    Additional Information:

    Reading passage:
    Do you have an ANCESTOR who had a SUCCESSION of UNSUCCESSFUL ventures? Byron Gwyer, my great-uncle, was an EXCEPTIONAL man of high PRINCIPLES who enjoyed a MANICURE every week. He showed CURIOSITY at an early age. He never worried about financial SECURITY. Out of NECESSITY he would ANTICIPATE CONCURRENT trends. When he walked down the corridor of his office, co-workers recognized he had an ACCURATE RECIPE for success in life.

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    3) Word Roots 12: Beginner-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: Beginner-roots GEN, PUL, SPIR

    1)  Not severe, rough or violent; kind or amiable; refined (adjective)

    2)  True to all of a particular class, group or body; common to most; widespread (adjective)

    3)  Person trained or skilled in the practical application of science or math (noun)

    4)  A spirit, often appearing in human form, that carries out the wishes of the person summoning (noun)

    5)  Regular throbbing of the arteries caused by the successive contractions of the heart (noun)

    6)  State of driving or causing to move forward or onward as well as sustain in motion (noun)

    7)  To cause to vanish; to drive off in various directions; to disperse. (verb)

    8)  Having a powerful and irresistible effect; tending to force or drive a course of action (adjective)

    9)  To sweat; to secrete a salty, watery fluid from the sweat glands (verb)

    10)  Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity; divine guidance (noun)

    11)  Apparatus to produce artificial inhalation; filtering device to prevent breathing noxious gas (noun)

    12)  Without ardor, vigor or zeal; without the animating principle of life. (adjective)

    Additional Information:

    All of a sudden, Matt got a COMPELLING INSPIRATION: he wanted to summon a GENTLE GENIE. Just thinking about the GENERAL idea made him PERSPIRE. He certainly wasn't an ENGINEER who understood PROPULSION from a magic object. His bravery allowed him to rub the lamp. A SPIRITLESS form appeared. He thought he would need a RESPIRATOR because his PULSE raced and he was so shocked. When he awakened, he could DISPEL the entire episode knowing this idea was only a dream.

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