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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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    The Great Gatsby -

    1)  A feeling of satisfaction of how things are and not wanting a change (noun)
    Root PLAC = please

    2)  Lacking meaning, importance or substance; empty (adjective)
    Root VAC = empty, at leisure

    3)  To avoid or escape by being quick, skillful or clever; to fail to be understood (verb)
    Root LUD = play, laugh, sport. mock

    4)  Haughtily scornful; a proud and unpleasant attitude (adjective)
    Root CILI = eyelid

    5)  To pretend to feel or be affected by something (verb, past tense)
    Root FING = touch, handle, shape

    6)  Very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate way (adjective)
    Root PUNCT = prick, point

    7)  Clearly showing or having very little strength, energy or activity (adverb)
    Root LANG = be weary

    8)  Carelessly and foolishly spending time or money etc. (noun)
    Root PRODIG = drive forth or away

    9)  A prayer that asks for God's blessing (noun)
    Root BENE = well, good

    10)  Lacking meaning, importance or substance; empty (adjective)
    Root VAC = empty

    11)  Having a large bulky body: obese, fat (adjective)
    Root CORP = body

    12)  Tired and ready to fall asleep: sleepy (adjective)
    Root SOMN = sleep

    13)  Made up or done without special preparation, usually to describe public speaking (noun)
    Root TEMPOR = time

    14)  Attractive in a cheap or false way (adjective)
    Root MERE = serve for hire, earn

    15)  Quality of being hard to manage or control; a person full of anger and disagreement (noun)
    ] Root FRACT = break

    16)  Very fancy or too fancy; having a red or reddish color (adjective)
    Root FLOR = flower

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