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  • The Subject and Calendar-related puzzles are supplementary curriculum resources featuring vocabulary activities and word puzzles. Also included are over 660 additional subject-related word lists.
  • Use the provided Greek and Latin word roots in the over 90 subject word puzzles to decode word meaning and select the correct answer. Email your answers to friends, family and teachers.
  • 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) Wizards Word Puzzle #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Wizards vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin root, the word definition and the Wizards word list. Put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary boxes and move down to the next word puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the word in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.
    Use a Wizard vocabulary list of 226 words that is available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.
    If you want a Wizard graphic, go to the image here: http://www.myvocabulary.com/Images/VUwizard3.jpg - the same image is below.
    Clue: The Wizard vocabulary word list contains the correct answers.
    The following story will help clarify the meanings of wizard-like vocabulary: (thank you, Harry Potter!):

    What a surprise! When we shouted, ABRACADABRA to scare off that pesky raccoon that ran across our lawn, all of a sudden, it disappeared! I looked at my sister, Susan, and told her that the disappearance might be a HARBINGER of events for the evening.
    At the costume party, the special featured guests would include an 8' tall man, a fire-eater, a DWARF and a yodeler. Since Susan loved stories, she had invited a well-known RACONTEUR and an illusionist who promised to show the guests his tricks of LEGERDEMAIN. I asked why no one had thought to welcome a hairy TROLL to add to the motley group!
    Here's what happened...it was unbelievable!
    Members of a cross country team came dressed as wizards and wore black hats. They had read books on SORCERY and planned to cast "spells!" Since our soccer goalie was SUPERSTITION, she wore a purple stone on a chain around her neck, an AMULET her grandfather had given her for protection. The English teachers arrived dressed as witches and chanted tunes that were scary. Had there been 13 of them it would have been a COVEN chorale! When a ghost-like form swept through the room, I got goose-bumps and immediately imagined a real SPECTER! Since I was so afraid, I reached for a TALISMAN to aid in my defense. Just then, several people seemed to go BERSERK as they ran into each other and spoke gibberish.
    It was all so odd that I even wondered if Sally, a guest, was being CLAIRVOYANT when she muttered, "Next thing you know, some LYCANTHROPE and goblin will appear to PETRIFY us into stone!" Yikes!

    In addition to this Wizards Word Puzzle, myvocabulary.com also has a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match, True or False, Synonym or Antonym and a Concentration activity.
    You have permission to make a hard copy for Wizards word puzzles at home or in classres.
    Vocabulary Word List: Wizards vocabulary list:
    Abracadabra, Alchemy, Amulet, Berserk, Clairvoyant, Coven, Dwarf, Harbinger, Legerdemain, Lycanthrope, Petrify, Raconteur, Sorcery, Specter, Superstition, Talisman, Troll

    Wizards Word Puzzle #1 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  A charm worn to protect the owner from evil or bring good fortune (noun)
    Root AMULETUM = defense

    2)  Magic practices performed with the supposed help from evil spirits; witchcraft (noun)
    Root SORS-SORT = lot, kind

    3)  A mystical word used to magically ward off misfortune, harm or illness; a magician's expression (noun)
    Root ABRAXAS = supreme being, God

    4)  Any object, design or symbol believed to exercise a powerful or magical influence (noun)
    Root TALISM = mystery

    5)  An assembly or band of witches, especially a group of 13 (noun)
    Root COVENT = assembly

    6)  A supernatural being, usually hostile to humans, who lives underground or in a cave (noun)
    Root TROLD = demon (Dutch)

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    2) Wizards Word Puzzle #2 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: To solve the Wizards vocabulary word puzzle use the Latin root, the word definition and the Wizards word list. Put your answers INSIDE the vocabulary boxes and move down to the next word puzzle. When you hit Submit, you will get back the correct answers, the use of the word in a sentence and the percentage score for correct answers.
    Use the Wizards vocabulary list of 226 words for writing assignments and additional vocabulary study.
    Clue: In addition to this Wizards Word Puzzle, myvocabulary.com also has a Fill-in-the-Blanks, Word Search, Crossword, Definition Match and True or activity. See more vocabulary lists that are available from the pull down menu called Word List in the header above.
    You have permission to make a hard copy of Wizards word puzzles at home or in the classroom.
    Vocabulary Word List: Wizards word list:
    Abracadabra, Alchemy, Amulet, Berserk, Clairvoyant, Coven, Dwarf, Harbinger, Legerdemain, Lycanthrope, Petrify, Raconteur, Sorcery, Specter, Superstition, Talisman, Troll

    Wizards Word Puzzle #2 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Irrational belief, notion or fear of what is mysterious or unknown, especially related to religion (noun)
    Root STIT-STAT = stand

    2)  One that announces or foreshadows the approach of something or someone; forerunner (noun)
    Root HERBERGIER = shelter (French)

    3)  A visible incorporeal spirit, esp. one of a terrifying nature; ghost, apparition (noun)
    Root SPECT = see

    4)  A person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes (noun)
    Root ACONTER = tell (French)

    5)  Having the paranormal power of perceiving objects or actions beyond the range of normal vision (adjective)
    Root VOY-VID = see

    6)  Sleight of hand; a show of skill or deceitful cleverness; trickery (noun)
    Root LYGARDE de MAYNE = light of hand (French)

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    http://www.myvocabulary.com/Images/VUwizard2.jpg
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