Dick Shinary
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  • The MyVocabulary SCHOOL CALENDAR for THEMED CONTENT is a listing by month of Subject and Calendar interactive vocabulary activities and word puzzles using Latin and Greek word roots. The Existing Content features are ALL LIVE LINKS. Supplement your subject choice by selecting from our 575 Word Lists.

  • Common Core alignment to Subject and Calendar themed puzzles is to 3 key phrases: "DECODING and WORD ANALYSIS SKILLS", "GREEK & LATIN AFFIXES and ROOTS". and "CONTENT". CCSS Alignment Strand numbers for Specific Grades:
    "Decoding and word analysis skills"= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: RF.1.3e, RF.2.3+d, RF.3.3+a+b+c, RF.4.3+a, RF.5.3+a (Reading: Foundational)
    "Greek and Latin Affixes and 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
    "Context"= "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers: 2.4a, 3.4a, 4.4a, 5.4a, 6.4a, 7.4a, 8.4a, 9-10.4a, 11-12.4a

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Teacher-Feature
AUGUST Lesson Plan
Word Roots 1: Dict-Vent-Duct
Word Roots 2: Fin-Sed-Fer
Word Roots 3: Cern-Jur-Leg

Theme
Food & Ice Cream
Oceans
Olympic Sports
Photography
Vacations

Test Prep
SAT test #1
SAT test #2

Word List/Topic
Oceans, Maritime
Olympics - Winter & Summer Games
Sports -Types


Music Appreciation
SEPTEMBER Lesson Plan
Latin Root-A-Week
Word Roots 4: Grad-Mot-Cad
Word Roots 5: Nat-Tract-Sequ
Word Roots 6: Plic-Fac-Cogn
Word Roots 7: Spect-Sta-Vert

Theme
Back to School
Constitution Day
Elections, Word List & Cliches
Football-College & Pro
Labor Day

Test Prep
SAT test #3
SAT test #4

Word List/Topic
Benjamin Franklin (history)
Election
Fitness
George Washington
Government-Constitution
Native Americans

Health & Nutrition
Word City #2 - CEPT
OCTOBER Lesson Plan
Greek Mythology Words
Word Roots 1: Dict-Vent-Duct
Word Roots 2: Fin-Sed-Fer

Theme
Ancient Egypt
Baseball Season
Columbus Day
ELECTION Comic Strip
Elections, Word List & Cliches
Fire Safety
Halloween
Math Study Plus - Pi Day

Test Prep
SAT test #5
SAT test #6
SAT test #7

Word List/Topic
Baseball
Columbus Day: holiday
Election
Fire Prevention & Safety
Firefighters and Safety
Football
Monsters and Creatures
Mythology
World Series
Explorers & Scientists


Fall Stock Market Game
Word City #3 - MISS
NOVEMBER Lesson Plan
Latin Root-A-Week
Prefix Study
Word Roots 3: Cern-Jur-Leg
Word Roots 4: Grad-Mot-Cad

Theme
Chemistry
Elections, Word List & Cliches
Geography
Tropical Rain Forests
Veterans' Day
Wizard Words

Test Prep
SAT test #10
SAT test #8
SAT test #9

Word List/Topic
Thanksgiving
Veterans' Day
History-Famous Scientists
History-Entertainment

Word City #4 - VERT
DECEMBER Lesson Plan
Latin Root-A-Week
Word Roots 5: Nat-Tract-Sequ
Word Roots 6: Plic-Fac-Cogn
Word Roots 7: Spect-Sta-Vert

Theme
Bill of Rights: U.S. Constitution
Christmas and Holiday Traditions
Christmas Trivia
Music and Fine Arts
Nutrition
Physics
Winter Weather
Wright Brothers

Test Prep
SAT test #11
SAT test #12

Word List/Topic
Christmas
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Constitution Day
December holidays
Green Conservation
Jewish Holidays
Literature by Title
Music
Nutrition
College Bowl Games


Word City #5 - STA
JANUARY Lesson Plan
Prefix Study
Word Roots 1: Dict-Vent-Duct
Word Roots 2: Fin-Sed-Fer

Theme
Biology and Insects
Geology
Holocaust
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monsters
New Year's Resolutions
Olympic Sports
Winter Weather

Test Prep
SAT test #1
SAT test #2
SAT test #3
SAT test #4

Word List/Topic
Martin Luther King
New Years Day, Jan. 1
Skiing
Vocational and Technical Education
Weather
Black History Month
Sports: Hockey

Water & Oceans
Winter Olympics
Word City #6 - REG
FEBRUARY Lesson Plan
Greek Mythology Words
Word Roots 3: Cern-Jur-Leg
Word Roots 4: Grad-Mot-Cad

Theme
Basketball NCAA Tourney
Groundhogs Day
Lincoln
Presidents' Day
Valentine's Day

Test Prep
SAT test #5
SAT test #6
SAT test #7
SAT test #8

Word List/Topic
Abraham Lincoln (history)
Auto Racing
Black History
Business, Finance and Economics
Curling
Explorers
George Washington
Groundhogs Day
Lincoln
Valentine\'s Day
Explorers & Pioneers
Mardi Gras

Word City #7 - SENS
MARCH Lesson Plan
Greek Mythology Words
Word Roots 5: Nat-Tract-Sequ
Word Roots 6: Plic-Fac-Cogn
Word Roots 7: Spect-Sta-Vert

Theme
Basketball NCAA Tourney
Fine Arts: Oscar Awards
Lewis & Clark-La. Purchase
Oceans
St. Patrick's Day
Women's History Month

Test Prep
SAT test #10
SAT test #11
SAT test #12
SAT test #9

Word List/Topic
Celebration, Carnivals, Festivals
Easter (Holidays)
Irish
Lewis and Clark, explorers
Life Skills and Career
Louisiana Purchase
March Madness and Basketball
Mardi Gras
Women's History Month
Astronomy
The Ides of March (15th)
More Health & Fitness

More Explorers
Word CIty #8 - PEND
APRIL Lesson Plan
Latin Root-A-Week
Word Roots 1: Dict-Vent-Duct
Word Roots 2: Fin-Sed-Fer
Word Roots 3: Cern-Jur-Leg

Theme
Ancient Egypt
April Fools' Day
Baseball Season
Chemistry
Earth Day
Gardening & Flowers
Physics
Shakespeare

Test Prep
SAT test #1

Word List/Topic
Civics, Government
Earth Day
Easter (Religion)
Golf
Horticulture, Flowers, Plants
IRS-Tax Day

More Ecology
Word City #9 - PORT
MAY Lesson Plan
Latin Root-A-Week
Word Roots 4: Grad-Mot-Cad
Word Roots 5: Nat-Tract-Sequ
Word Roots 6: Plic-Fac-Cogn
Word Roots 7: Spect-Sta-Vert

Theme
Cinco de Mayo
Health and Fitness
Kentucky Derby
Memorial Day-May 30th
Mother's Day
Music and Fine Arts

Test Prep
SAT test #1

Word List/Topic
Auto Racing
Cinco de Mayo
Hawks, Birds and Raptors
Horses and Ranches
Memorial Day
Mother's Day
International Words
Inventors & Inventions

Teacher Appreciation Week
Science Fair
Word City #10 - SCRIB
SUMMER Lesson Plan
Word Roots 1: Dict-Vent-Duct
Word Roots 2: Fin-Sed-Fer
Word Roots 3: Cern-Jur-Leg
Word Roots 4: Grad-Mot-Cad
Word Roots 5: Nat-Tract-Sequ
Word Roots 6: Plic-Fac-Cogn
Word Roots 7: Spect-Sta-Vert

Theme
Biology and Insects
Fire Safety
July 4th
Math Study Plus - Pi Day
Pirates
Tropical Rain Forests
Vacations
Weddings

Test Prep
SAT test #1

Word List/Topic
Character
Gardening
Golf
Independence Day
Insects
Photography
Weddings and Love
Science History
Character Education

War & Confrontation
Word City #11 - TEN
Word City #12 - TRACT
EVERY MONTH Lesson Plan
Latin Root-A-Week
Prefix Study

Theme
Character Education and Leadership
Health and Fitness
Math Study Plus - Pi Day
New Year's Resolutions

Test Prep


Word List/Topic
Literature by Title