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  • Common Core alignment to "Reading: Literature and Subject-related Content" is to 3 key phrases:
    "Particular Topic", "Grade Relevant Text and Subject Area" and "Context".
  • CCSS Alignment Strand Numbers for Specific Grades:
    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/Area= "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
    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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    Archeology Vocabulary Word List (386)
    A)Academia, Accountability, Accounting, Accuracy, Acquisition, Advice, Adviser, Affidavit, Affiliation, Ages, Alignment, Allure, Amateur, Ambition, Analysis, Analyze, Anatomy, Ancient, Anthropology, Antiquity, Appraisal, Appreciation, Archeology, Area, Arrangement, Articulated, Artifacts, Ash, Assessment, Attempt, Attention, Attentive, Authenticate, Authenticity, Authority
    B)Backer, Barrow, Below, Benefactor, Black market, Bones, Brush, Burial, Buried
    C)Camp, Captivate, Career, Careless, Carving, Catalog, Caution, Cautious, Centuries, Challenge, Chamber, Civilization, Closure, Colleague, Community, Computer, Concession, Conditions, Consultation, Contacts, Contribution, Control, Cooperative, Corpse, Counsel, Crate, Crouch, Crypt, Culture, Curator, Curiosity
    D)Damage, Dating, Debris, Decomposition, Decorative, Dedication, Deity, Descendant, Description, Desecration, Desert, Designation, Destiny, Destruction, Detail, Detection, Determination, Develop, Devotion, Diagram, Digging, Digital, Diplomacy, Dirt, Discoloration, Discovery, Dismissal, Display, Documentation, Dolmen, Dramatic, Drawings, Dust
    E)Early, Earnest, Earthen, Education, Efforts, Emerge, Enforce, Entomologist, Entry, Eon, Epoch, Equip, Equipment, Era, Esteem, Evaluation, Evidence, Examination, Excavate, Exhibit, Expedition, Expense, Experience, Expert, Explanation
    F)Factor, Fascination, Field, Financing, Findings, Focus, Foreign, Forensic, Forgotten, Fossil, Fragments, Frustration, Funding, Funerary
    G)Generation, Geometric, Graduate, Grants, Grave, Grid, Grisly, Ground, Guard
    H)Hallow, Haul, Heat, Heirloom, Heritage, Hidden, Historian, Historic, Hunch, Hundreds
    I)Iconic, Idol, Illegal, Indicate, Indication, Information, Initial, Inorganic, Inscriptions, Insight, Inspiration, Insurance, Integrity, Intent, Intention, Interest, Interment, International, Interval, Intrigue, Intrusive, Investigate, Isotope, Issues, Itemize
    J)Jigsaw, Journey, Jumbled
    L)Landmark, Layer, Lecture, Legacy, Legality, Ley line, Lifetime, Loan, Locate, Location, Looter
    M)Majestic, Major, Map, Mark, Masterful, Measurement, Megalith, Menhir, Methodical, Meticulous, Miniature, Minor, Misrepresentation, Missing, Monolith, Monumental, Mound, Mumification, Museum, Mystery
    N)Nameless, Necessity, Negate, Nomad, Notation, Note, Notification, Notion, Notoriety, Number
    O)Objective, Objects, Obligation, Obsession, Obtain, Official, Old, Open, Opening, Operation, Outpost, Overture, Overwhelm
    P)Painstaking, Passage, Patience, Period, Permission, Perseverance, Persistence, Petition, Photography, Pit, Positive, Potsherd, Pottery, Prehistoric, Preservation, Priceless, Procedure, Professional, Professor, Project, Projection, Proof, Property, Protection, Protuberance, Publicity
    Q)Qualification, Quality, Quantity, Query, Quest, Question
    R)Radiocarbon dating, Rarified, Rarity, Record, Rectify, Refuse, Region, Relic, Remains, Remote, Renown, Report, Reputation, Research, Resource, Retrieve, Reveal, Revelation, Reverence, Rivalry, Ruins
    S)Sacred, Sacrilege, Safeguard, Science, Scientific, Security, Select, Selection, Sequence, Shaft, Share, Shelter, Sift, Sign, Significance, Site, Skeletal, Skeleton, Skull, Spade, Specialization, Specialty, Spectacular, Speculation, Stakes, Statuary, Stature, Structure, Studies, Subordinate, Substantial, Substantiate, Success, Support, Suspicion, Suspicious
    T)Tagging, Tamper, Team, Technology, Tedious, Temple, Tenacity, Tendency, Tent, Terrain, Theft, Time, Toil, Tomb, Topsoil, Track down, Trade, Treasures, Trench
    U)Uncommon, Uncover, Underwrite, Undetermined, Undiscovered, Unique, University, Unknown, Unusual, Unwrap, Upright
    V)Valuable, Value, Vault, Venture, Verification, Vindication
    W)Weird, Wisdom, Wise, Witness, Worksheet, World-class, Worship
    Y)Years, Yield
    Z)Zeal, Zealous
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