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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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    Biology Vocabulary Word List (267)
    A)Absorption, Achromatic, Adaptation, Aerobic, Algae, Alimentary, Allergy, Amoeba, Amphibian, Analogue, Anatomy, Ancestor, Antibody, Appendage, Aquatic, Arboreal, Asexual, Assimilation, Atrophy, Auditory
    B)Backbone, Bacteria, Balance, Barrier, Benign, Biology, Biome, Bisect, Botany, Branch, Breathe
    C)Carnivorous, Catalyst, Cavity, Cell, Chlorophyll, Cholesterol, Chromatic, Chromosome, Cilia, Classification, Cohesive, Collagen, Communicable, Community, Contraction, Control, Convolution, Coronary, Cyclic
    D)Darwin, Deciduous, Decomposition, Dermis, Develop, Dichotomous, Dietary, Differentiation, Diffusion, Digestion, Dinosaur, Discipline, Displacement, Division, DNA, Dominant, Dormant
    E)Ecology, Ecosystem, Ectoplasm, Edema, Embryo, Endangered, Endemic, Endoskeleton, Endothermic, Energy, Environment, Enzyme, Epidermis, Erosion, Essential, Estrogen, Evolution, Exoskeleton, Exothermic, Extermination, Extinct
    F)Factor, Feedback, Fertilization, Fetus, Fibrillation, Filament, Fish, Fission, Flower, Food chain, Fossil, Function
    G)Gamete, Gaseous, Gastrin, Genetics, Genome, Genus, Germ, Gestation, Gills, Grafting, Greenhouse effect, Growth
    H)Habitat, Hemoglobin, Herbivore, Heredity, Heterogeneous, Hibernation, Hierarchy, Homogeneous, Hormone, Horticulture, Host, Human, Hybrid
    I)Immunity, Inclusion, Incubate, Ingestion, Inherited traits, Inoculate, Inquiry, Insoluble, Instinct, Insulate, Insulin, Interdependent, Invertebrate, Involuntary, Isolate, Isotope
    K)Kinesthesia, Kingdom
    L)Latitude, Leaf, Life cycle, Linkage, Living, Luminescent, Lymph
    M)Malignant, Mammal, Marine, Meiosis, Membrane, Memory, Metabolism, Microbiology, Microscope, Migration, Mildew, Molt, Muscle, Mutation, Mutualism
    N)Natural, Nerve, Neuron, Nitrogen, Nonliving, Nucleus
    O)Omnivorous, Optic, Order, Organs, Osmosis, Ossification, Oviparous, Oxidation
    P)Paleontologist, Parasite, Parasympathetic, Pathogen, Permeable, Photosynthesis, Plankton, Plasma, Platelet, Pollen, Pollution, Portion, Predator, Preserve, Pressure, Producer, Protein, Protoplasm, Pulmonary, Pyramid
    Q)Quest, Question
    R)Radial, Receptor, Recessive, Recycling, Reflex, Regeneration, Regulate, Replicate, Repress, Reptile, Residual, Resource, Respiration, Restriction, RH factor, Root
    S)Scope, Secrete, Seed, Sensor, Shelter, Skeleton, Skin, Solar, Spatial, Species, Specimen, Statistics, Stimulus, Stress, Structure, Symbiosis, Symmetry, Synapse, System
    T)Taste, Taxonomy, Tendril, Terrestrial, Tissue, Tolerance, Toxin, Transformation, Transpiration, Tundra, Turgid
    V)Vacuole, Variation, Ventilate, Vertebrate, Viable, Virus, Vital, Vitamin, Viviparous, Volume, Voluntary
    W)Waste, Weather
    X)X chromosome
    Y)Y chromosome
    Z)Z: zone, Zoology
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