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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) Suffix Study -ABLE -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com includes the SUFFIX -ABLE as part of your vocabulary study at www.myvocabulary.com! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix word puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.)
    Study these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -logy, -phobia
    Clue: 1. Determine the meanings of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the suffix vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix vocabulary puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix word puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List: Vocabulary word list and grade level of words ending in the suffix - ABLE. The suffix means able, can do.
    Bearable, Expandable, Incurable, Portable, Reliable, Respectable, Sociable, Transferable

    Suffix Study -ABLE -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Conveying or changing from one person, place or situation to another; transmitting (adjective)
    Root FER = carry, bear, bring

    2)  Capable of being opened wide: unfolded; enlarging from within or outside as in growth or addition of parts (adjective)
    Root PAND = spread out

    3)  Inclined to seek or enjoy companionship: affable, friendly (adjective)
    Root SOCI = partner, companion

    4)  Supporting a burden or strain: enduring; withstanding (adjective)
    Root BHER/FERR = carry, bring

    5)  Worthy of deferential regard; decent in character or behavior; fair in size or quantity; fit to be seen: presentable (adjective)
    Root SPECT = look, see, appear

    6)  Not capable of being restored to health, soundness or normality (adjective)
    Root CUR = cure, attention

    7)  Dependable; capable of being trusted (adjective)
    Root LEG = gather, choose, pick

    8)  Capable of being carried: easily moved from place to place (adjective)
    Root PORT = carry

    Additional Information:

    Other -ABLE words for middle school: detachable, honorable, laughable, refundable, renewable. Other -ABLE words for high school: edible, tenable, transmittable, unenforceable, visible.

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    2) Suffix Study -ANCE -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com includes the SUFFIX -ANCE as part of your vocabulary study at www.myvocabulary.com! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix word puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.)
    Study these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -logy, -phobia
    Clue: 1. Determine the meanings of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the suffix vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix vocabulary puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix word puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List: Vocabulary word list and grade level of words ending in the suffix "-ANCE and -ANCY." The suffix means "process; quality; state; and degree."
    Annoyance (5th), Defiance (7th), Dominance (8th), Elegance (7th), Endurance (4th), Reluctance (6th), Resistance (6th), Tolerance (7th)

    Suffix Study -ANCE -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  Tastefulness and refined gracefulness; richness of design or decoration (adjective)
    Root LEG = gather, choose, pick

    2)  The fact or state of being opposed to doing something; unwillingness (adjective)
    Root LUCT = wrestle, struggle

    3)  A disturbance of one's composure or peace of mind; vexation; a source of irritation: nuisance (adjective)
    Root ODI = hatred, ill-will

    4)  An opposition or withstanding against the force or effect of; an exertion to check or defeat (adjective)
    Root SIST = stand, place

    5)  Disposition to resist: challenge; contempt of opposition; a refusal to yield or conform (adjective)
    Root FID = faith, trust

    6)  The ability to withstand hardship, suffering, misfortune or stress (adjective)
    Root DUR = last

    7)  Relative capacity to endure; sympathy or courteous indulgence for beliefs or practices different from one's own (adjective)
    Root TOLER = bear, put up with

    8)  A commanding position in an order of forcefulness; a control over; a rise high above (adjective)
    Root DOMIN = master, lord

    Additional Information:

    Other-ANCE words for middle school: distance, attendance, performance, assistance, allowance.
    Other -ANCE words for high school: repentance, relevance, alliance, vigilance, militancy.

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    3) Suffix Study -LOGY -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com includes the SUFFIX -LOGY as a part of your suffix study at www.myvocabulary.com! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.)
    Study these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -logy, -phobia
    Clue: 1. Determine the meanings of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix vocabulary puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get the correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List: Vocabulary word list and grade level of words ending in the suffix "-LOGY." The suffix means "the study of."
    Anthropology, Archaeology, Dermatology, Ecology, Geology, Mythology, Technology, Theology

    Suffix Study -LOGY -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  The study of humans, esp.of the variety, physical and cultural characteristics, distribution, customs and social relationships of humanity (noun)
    Root ANTHROP = man

    2)  The study of traditional stories serving to explain a phenomenon of nature, the origin of man, or the customs or religious rites of a people (noun)
    Root MYTH = fable

    3)  The study of the relations between living organisms and their environment (noun)
    Root ECO = environment

    4)  The study of the physical nature, structure and history of the earth (noun)
    Root GEO = earth, soil, ground

    5)  The science that deals with past human life shown by fossil relics, monuments and artifacts of ancient people (noun)
    Root ARCHE = the beginning

    6)  The branch of science dealing with the skin (noun)
    Root DERM = skin

    7)  Applied science with practical knowledge esp. of a mechanical or scientific subject (noun)
    Root TECHN = art

    8)  The study and interpretation of religious practice, faith and experience; a course of professional religious training (noun)
    Root THEO = God

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    4) Suffix Study-ARIUM/ORIUM -- myVocabulary.com

    Directions: myVocabulary.com includes the SUFFIXES -ARIUM" or the suffix "-ORIUM" as part of your suffix study! Suffixes modify and extend meaning. Use nine suffix puzzles at grade level for each of these nine common suffixes. (The grade level for each vocabulary word using a suffix is noted.)
    myvocabulary.com will introduce these suffixes: -able, -ance, -arium, -hood, -ian, -ity , -less, -ology, -phobia
    Clue: 1. Determine the vocabulary meaning of each suffix and study the vocabulary words in the vocabulary word list.
    2. Solve the suffix word puzzle by using the definition and part of speech clues. Put your answers INSIDE the boxes.
    3. At the bottom of the last suffix word puzzle, click " SUBMIT" to get correct answers and the use of each vocabulary word in a sentence.
    Vocabulary Word List: Vocabulary word list and grade level of the suffix "-ARIUM" or the suffix "-ORIUM" that mean "a place for."
    Aquarium, Auditorium, Columbarium, Crematorium, Planetarium, Sanatorium, Solarium, Terrarium

    Suffix Study-ARIUM/ORIUM -- myVocabulary.com

    1)  An enclosed container for growing and displaying live animals or plants (noun)
    Root TERR = land, earth, ground

    2)  Glass-sided tank where water animals are kept; building where fish are exhibited (noun)
    Root AQU = water

    3)  A furnace for reducing a body to ashes by burning, especially for funeral rites (noun)
    Root CREM = burn

    4)  A space set apart in a theater, school, hall or other public building (noun)
    Root AUD = hear, listen

    5)  An establishment for the care and treatment esp. of convalescents or the chronically ill (noun)
    Root SANIT = health

    6)  A sepulchral vault or other structure with recesses in the walls to receive ashes of the dead (noun)
    Root COLUMBA = dove, gray bird

    7)  A building housing an optical device to project various celestial images and effects (noun)
    Root PLANA = to lead astray, wander

    8)  A room exposed to the sun (noun)
    Root SOL = sun

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