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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) Zodiac Sign: AQUARIUS, the Water Bearer---Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: Aquarius (The Water Bearer), Pisces (The Fish) and Aries (The Ram) have 9 different attributes. Go to your Zodiac Sign, find your three qualities in the puzzle, submit your answers and enjoy the 9 synonyms that reinforce your 3 major attributes . Please know that 6 antonym qualities for your major attributes have NO relationship to you and your character!
    Get our list of 340 Character & Leadership words for writing assignments by clicking on either the "Word List" in the top menu bar or blue quadrant on the home page.
    Clue: At some time in the future will will make more puzzles for each Zodiac Symbol/Sign. You have permission to make a hard copy for your friends or further vocabulary study at home.

      Zodiac History - Source: The World Book Encyclopedia
    • "Zodiac is the name of a band of stars that appears to encircle the earth. Astrologers (persons who tell fortunes by studying the stars) believe the zodiac influences the lives of people. Astrologers use a representation of the zodiac to draw a chart called a horoscope. The chart supposedly reveals a person's character or future."
    • "Each sign gets its main characteristics from a particular planet called its RULING planet. The zodiac also receives some of its influence from four 'substances' called 'elements'; AIR, EARTH, FIRE and WATER."
    • "Ancient astrologers believed that all matter was made up of these 4 elements. Each element has certain qualities that it gives to 3 different signs of the 12 zodiac signs. For example, fire--considered forceful and restless--influences Aries, Leo and Sagittarius"
    Vocabulary Word List: AQUARIUS:
    In this word bank you have at least 3 of these 9 attributes:
    Artistic, Bold, Courageous, Curious, Emotional, Energetic, Independent, Outgoing, Sensitive
    You also have these qualities:
    amicable, autonomous, congenial, examining, self-reliant, sociable, inquisitive, inquiring, unrestricted.
    You DO NOT HAVE these qualities:
    dull, incoming, indifferent, reliant, subordinate, unfriendly

    Zodiac Sign: AQUARIUS, the Water Bearer---Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Eager to learn and know; prying; odd, strange (adjective)
    Root CURA = care, attention

    2)  Sociable and interested and responsive to others (adjective)
    Root US - up, up away

    3)  Not influenced or controlled by others; thinking or acting for oneself (adjective)
    Root PEND = hang, weigh, pay

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    2) Zodiac Sign: ARIES, the Ram---Mar. 21-Apr. 19 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: Aquarius (The Water Bearer), Pisces (The Fish) and Aries (The Ram) have 9 different attributes. Go to your Zodiac Sign, find your three qualities in the puzzle, submit your answers and enjoy the 9 synonyms that reinforce your 3 major attributes . Please know that 6 antonym qualities for your major attributes have NO relationship to you and your character!
    Get our list of 340 Character & Leadership words for writing assignments by clicking on either the "Word List" in the top menu bar or blue quadrant on the home page
    Clue: At some time in the future will will make more puzzles for each Zodiac Symbol/Sign. You have permission to make a hard copy for your friends or further vocabulary study at home.

    Zodiac History - Source: The World Book Encyclopedia
    • Zodiac is the name of a band of stars that appears to encircle the earth. Astrologers (persons who tell fortunes by studying the stars) believe the zodiac influences the lives of people. Astrologers use a representation of the zodiac to draw a chart called a horoscope. The chart supposedly reveals a person's character or future."
    • Each sign gets its main characteristics from a particular planet called its RULING planet. The zodiac also receives some of its influence from four 'substances' called 'elements'; AIR, EARTH, FIRE and WATER."
    • Ancient astrologers believed that all matter was made up of these 4 elements. Each element has certain qualities that it gives to 3 different signs of the 12 zodiac signs. For example, fire--considered forceful and restless--influences Aries, Leo and Sagittarius"
    Vocabulary Word List: ARIES: In this word bank you have at least 3 of these 9 attributes:
    Artistic, Bold, Courageous, Curious, Emotional, Energetic, Independent, Outgoing, Sensitive
    You also have these qualities:
    audacious, brave, dynamic, enterprising, fearless, heroic, intrepid, valiant, vigorous
    You DO NOT HAVE these qualities:
    cowardly, hesitant, meek, spiritless, timid, weak

    Zodiac Sign: ARIES, the Ram---Mar. 21-Apr. 19 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Behavior that breaks the rules of propriety; not stopping in the face of danger (adjective)
    Root BALIR = dire (Norwegian)

    2)  Characterized by a spirit that enables a person to face pain (adjective)
    Root COUR = heart

    3)  Exhibiting robust activity, especially in abundance (adjective)
    Root ERG = work

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    3) Zodiac Sign: PISCES, the Fish---Feb. 19-Mar. 20 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: Aquarius (The Water Bearer), Pisces (The Fish) and Aries (The Ram) have 9 different attributes. Go to your Zodiac Sign, find your three qualities in the puzzle, submit your answers and enjoy the 9 synonyms that reinforce your 3 major attributes. Please know that 6 antonym qualities for your major attributes have NO relationship to you and your character!
    Get our list of 340 Character & Leadership words for writing assignments by clicking on the "Word List" in the top menu bar or blue quadrant on the home page.
    Clue: At some time in the future will will make more puzzles for each Zodiac Symbol/Sign. You have permission to make a hard copy for your friends or further vocabulary study at home.

    Zodiac History - Source: The World Book Encyclopedia
    • "Zodiac is the name of a band of stars that appears to encircle the earth. Astrologers (persons who tell fortunes by studying the stars) believe the zodiac influences the lives of people. Astrologers use a representation of the zodiac to draw a chart called a horoscope. The chart supposedly reveals a person's character or future."
    • "Each sign gets its main characteristics from a particular planet called its RULING planet. The zodiac also receives some of its influence from four 'substances' called 'elements'; AIR, EARTH, FIRE and WATER."
    • "Ancient astrologers believed that all matter was made up of these 4 elements. Each element has certain qualities that it gives to 3 different signs of the 12 zodiac signs. For example, fire--considered forceful and restless--influences Aries, Leo and Sagittarius"
    Vocabulary Word List: PISCES: In this word bank you have at least 3 of these 9 attributes:
    Artistic, Bold, Courageous, Curious, Emotional, Energetic, Independent, Outgoing, Sensitive
    You also have these qualities:
    ardent, aware, creative, conscious, excitable, passionate, perceptive, skillful, tender
    You DO NOT HAVE these qualities:
    clumsy, indifferent, obdurate, placid, tranquil, unperceptive

    Zodiac Sign: PISCES, the Fish---Feb. 19-Mar. 20 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Done with skill and good taste; appreciating beauty (adjective)
    Root ART = craft, skill

    2)  Showing a strong feeling of any kind (adjective)
    Root MOT = move

    3)  Receiving impressions readily; easily affected or influenced (adjective)
    Root SENS = feel, be aware, think

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