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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) Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root or word part, the word definition, part of speech and the Thanksgiving vocabulary word list. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes and move down to the next Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the Thanksgiving Day word list in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.

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    Clue: In addition to this interactive word puzzle for Thanksgiving Day vocabulary, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False, Synonym or Antonym and a Concentration activity. A Thanksgiving vocabulary list of 232 words is included on the homepage on the menu bar.
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    A very brief Thanksgiving Day History: Thanksgiving is really a harvest festival celebration. The United States observes it annually on the fourth Thursday in November. The first American Thanksgiving likely took place in 1620 in Massachusetts. The American Pilgrims had established the Plymouth Colony (after leaving England on a ship called the Mayflower on September 16th) and, with an agreement called the Mayflower Compact on November 11, 1620, set down rules to govern for the general good of the Colony. The Massachusetts Wampanoag Indian tribe became friends with the Pilgrims and were known to have celebrated the harvest festival with them in the early years.
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    Vocabulary Word List: Thanksgiving Day vocabulary list:
    blessing, celebration, colony, cornucopia, cranberry, dressing, feast, giblet, gobble, grandmother, harvest, Indian, maize, Mayflower, November, observation, pilgrim, pilgrimage, Plymouth, pumpkin, stuffing, Thanksgiving, turkey, Wampanoag

    Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  A journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place for devotion
    Root (Old French) pilegrim = abroad

    2)  The season when ripened crops are gathered
    Root (Old English) haerfest = rake or harrow

    3)  Act or words of a person who requests a favor of God
    Root (Old English) bledsien = consecrate

    4)  A horn containing food and drink in endless supply
    Root CORNU & COPIA = horn & plenty

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    2) Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word puzzle #2 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root or word part, the word definition, part of speech and the Thanksgiving vocabulary word list. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes and move down to the next Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word list in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.

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    Clue: In addition to this interactive puzzle for Thanksgiving vocabulary, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False, Synonym or Antonym and a Concentration activity. A Thanksgiving vocabulary list of 232 words is included on the homepage on the menu bar.
    Click on the 425 Word Lists also located in the top menu bar on the home page.

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    Mythology story surrounding the vocabulary word CORNUCOPIA used in the Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzles:
    When Zeus was an infant he was nursed by an nymph named Amalthea. She fed him with milk from a goat and honey from the bees. Later, to show his gratitude, he took a goat's horn, filled it with food, fruit and herbs and gave it to Amalthea. The horn would always be full of food whenever the nymph desired. It was truly a horn of plenty.
    Vocabulary Word List: Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word list:
    blessing, celebration, colony, cornucopia, cranberry, dressing, feast, giblet, gobble, grandmother, harvest, Indian, maize, Mayflower, November, observation, pilgrim, pilgrimage, Plymouth, pumpkin, stuffing, Thanksgiving, turkey, Wampanoag

    Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word puzzle #2 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  A firm, sour, dark-red berry that grows in marshes or bogs and belongs to the heath family
    Root (German) bere = berry

    2)  Seasoned bread crumbs or other filling used inside poultry, vegetables, etc. before cooking
    Root (French) estoffer = to stuff

    3)  Stuffing for a fowl; a sauce, especially for salad or cold foods
    Root (French) dresser = to prepare

    4)  The heart, liver, gizzard or the like of a fowl
    Root (French) gibelet = a stew of game

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    3) Thanksgiving Day Vocabulary Word Puzzle #3 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Thanksgiving Day vocabulary puzzle use the Latin root or word part, the word definition, part of speech and the Thanksgiving vocabulary word list. Put your answers INSIDE the word boxes and move down to the next Thanksgiving Day word puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word list in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.

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    Clue: In addition to this interactive Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word puzzle, www.myvocabulary.com also offers a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False, Synonym or Antonym and a Concentration activity. A Thanksgiving vocabulary list of 232 words is included on the homepage on the menu bar.
    Click on the 425 Word Lists also located in the top menu bar on the home page.

    You have permission to make a hard copy for further Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word puzzles at home or in the classroom.


    A Thanksgiving Day brain teaser from www.myvocabulary.com:
    Do you know the names of different animal sounds? Can you list the names of a group of specific animals?
    Answers:
  • SOUNDS: turkey-gobble; goose-honk; hog-oink; elephant-trumpet; chickens-peep; lion-roar; donkey-bray; hyena-laugh; bears-growl; ducks-quack; hawks-screech; hens-cackle; quail-peep; baby-waah;
  • GROUPS: rafter of turkeys; gaggle of geese; drift of hogs; litter of pigs; pride of elephants/lions; rag of donkeys/colts; span of mules; peep of chickens; sloth of bears; puddling/brace of ducks; cast of hawks; brood of hens; bevy of quail
  • More data on this kind of vocabulary for animal sounds or groups of animals can be found at the link - http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/index.htm
  • Vocabulary Word List: Thanksgiving Day vocabulary word list:
    blessing, celebration, colony, cornucopia, cranberry, dressing, feast, giblet, gobble, grandmother, harvest, Indian, maize, Mayflower, November, observation, pilgrim, pilgrimage, Plymouth, pumpkin, stuffing, Thanksgiving, turkey, Wampanoag

    Thanksgiving Day Vocabulary Word Puzzle #3 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  An unusually delicious, rich and abundant meal prepared for a number of guests
    Root FESTUM = feast, holiday

    2)  Special services or activities in honor or commemoration of a particular man, act, time or day
    Root CELEBR = solemnize, honor

    3)  To make the characteristic throaty cry of the male turkey
    Root (Dutch) \"gabbelen\" = expressive

    4)  The act of watching, noticing, regarding attentively or enjoying as a holiday
    Root SERV = serve, keep

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