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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: CANCER, the Crab--June 21-July 22 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: Taurus (The Bull), Gemini (The Twins) and Cancer (The Crab) have 9 different attributes. Go to your Zodiac Sign below, 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 we 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: CANCER:
    In this word bank you have at least 3 of these 9 attributes:
    Conservative, Emotional, Home-Loving, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Patriotic, Possessive, Talkative
    You also have these qualities:
    impassioned, sensitive, excitable, nationalistic, flag-waving, country-loving, peaceful, domestic, native
    You DO NOT HAVE these qualities:
    apathetic, restrained, revolutionary, seditious, unsettled, alienated

    Zodiac Sign: CANCER, the Crab--June 21-July 22 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Easily affected by the strong feeling of joy, sorrow, fear, love, etc. (adjective)
    Root MOT = move

    2)  Feeling, expressing or inspired by love for one's country (adjective)
    Root PATR = father

    3)  Profoundly warm personal attachment to a residence, dwelling or family (adjective)
    Root LUFU/LEUBH = to be fond of, desire (Old English)

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    2) Zodiac Sign: GEMINI, the Twins--May 21-June 20 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: Taurus (The Bull), Gemini (The Twins) and Cancer (The Crab) 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 we 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: GEMINI:
    In this word bank you have at least 3 of these 9 attributes:
    Conservative, Emotional, Home-Loving, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Patriotic, Possessive, Talkative
    You also have these qualities:
    animated, spirited, vigorous, garrulous, loquacious, voluble, astute, smart, quick
    You DO NOT HAVE these qualities:
    despondent, lethargic, quiet, passive, slow, dull-witted

    Zodiac Sign: GEMINI, the Twins--May 21-June 20 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Full of vigor; brisk with energy; keenly alive (adjective)
    Root LIFA & LEBEN = to live (Old Norwegian) & live (German)

    2)  Readiness to engage in conversation; a flow of speech (adjective)
    Root TAILIAN/TALU = to reckon (Old English)

    3)  Indicating an ability to learn and reason; quickness of perception (adjective)
    Root INTELLIG = power to think

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    3) Zodiac Sign: TAURUS, the Bull--Apr. 20-May 20 -- myvocabulary.com

    Directions: Taurus (The Bull), Gemini (The Twins) and Cancer (The Crab) 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 we 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: TAURUS:
    In this word bank you have at least 3 of these 9 attributes:
    Conservative, Emotional, Home-Loving, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Patriotic, Possessive, Talkative
    You also have these qualities:
    cautious, conventional, right-wing, desirous, covetous, acquisitive, devoted, faithful, trustworthy
    You DO NOT HAVE these qualities:
    reckless, radical, foolhardy, faithless, perfidious, treacherous

    Zodiac Sign: TAURUS, the Bull--Apr. 20-May 20 -- myvocabulary.com

    1)  Disposed to preserve existing conditions or restore traditional ones & slow change (adjective)
    Root SERV = keep, watch over, protect, serve

    2)  Desiring to dominate or be the only influence on someone (adjective)
    Root SESS = sit, be still

    3)  Faithful to one's oath, obligation, sovereign or government (adjective)
    Root LOY/LEX = law

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