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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: Intermediate-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: Intermediate-roots CED, CEPT, CUR, all 12 words -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  A course of action; a manner of performing, effecting or conducting something (noun)

    2)  To take part; to join in or have a share with others (verb)

    3)  Any form of money that is in circulation and used as a medium of exchange (noun)

    4)  The act, processing or receiving of something offered; being taken or admitted to a group (noun)

    5)  Short trip somewhere or someplace, usually with the intention of a prompt return (noun)

    6)  More than or above what is necessary, usual or specified (adjective)

    7)  Something that happens, takes place or comes to pass; an event; an incident (noun)

    8)  To take, seize, or halt; to stop or interrupt the course or progress of (verb)

    9)  To acknowledge as true, real, just or proper, often unwillingly (verb)

    10)  To happen again, as an event or experience; to come up again for consideration, as a question (verb)

    11)  An incorrect interpretation or understanding; misunderstanding ideas or mental abstractions (noun)

    12)  Not easy to reach, enter, speak with or use; unapproachable (adjective)

    Additional Information:

    Reading passage:
    At what time did the postman make his daily OCCURRENCE? Heather hoped to INTERCEPT him. She would learn the date of her EXCURSION into an unusually INACCESSIBLE region. To PARTICIPATE in the adventure, she needed CURRENCY. To gain ACCEPTANCE, she had been forced to follow a strict PROCEDURE. No EXCESS baggage was permitted. She would CONCEDE that she had held a MISCONCEPTION that she did not want to RECUR. Details in the letter would clear up any confusion.

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

    1)  Renewel or restoration of a body or body part after injury or as a normal process.(noun)

    2)  Quality of being cleverly inventive, resourceful or skilled in design or execution.(noun)

    3)  Branch of biology dealing with the principles and mechanisms of heredity. (noun)

    4)  Deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial or cultural group. (noun)

    5)  To come to an end; to terminate; to emit the last breath. (verb)

    6)  Act of agreeing together, especially secretly, to do something wrong, illegal or evil. (noun)

    7)  Quality of the soul or spirit; being religious; incorporeal or immaterial. (noun)

    8)  Inhalation and exhalation of air for the purpose of maintaining life; breathing. (noun)

    9)  Required; mandatory; something employing or exerting force or constraint. (adjective)

    10)  Causing repugnance or aversion; tending to drive away or keep at a distance. (adjective)

    11)  To beat or throb; to vibrate; to expand or contract rhythmically. (verb)

    12)  Actuated or swayed by a sudden, involuntary inclination; impetuous. (adjective)

    Additional Information:

    Cynthia is usually not IMPULSIVE in selecting her college courses. However, she took one COMPULSORY class in GENETICS during last semester. She felt that REGENERATION was REPULSIVE. Once people EXPIRE, it was hard to imagine a heart would PULSATE and RESPIRATION could occur again. In another class, a professor lectured on GENOCIDE and theories of CONSPIRACY. Next semester, she plans to use her INGENUITY in choices that reflect her own personal SPIRITUALITY.

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