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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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    Celebrations, Carnivals, Festivals Vocabulary Word List (316)
    A)Acclaim, Action, Activities, Admiration, Affordable, Allure, Americana, Amusement, Anniversary, Appreciation, Ardent, Art, Attachments, Attitude, Awareness, Awesome
    B)Ball game, Band, Bandanna, Banners, Barricades, Baton twirling, Beads, Beware, Blessings, Boisterous, Bookings, Bouquets, Breathtaking
    C)Cavalcade, Celebrate, Celebration, Chant, Charming, Checkered table cloths, Citizen(s), Citizenship, Civic, Clamor, Colorful, Commemorate, Commercial, Common, Communication, Community, Companionship, Cooperation, Coordinate, Costume, Countryside, Crescendo, Culinary, Cultural
    D)Dazzling, Deafening, Debauchery, Declaration, Decoration, Delightful, Dessert, Devotion, Dice, Dignitaries, Dignity, Disturbance, Dramatic, Drinking
    E)Ebullient, Elaborate, Embellishments, Emotional, En masse, Encounter, Endure, Energy, Engulf, Entertainment, Equine, Event, Exchanges, Exhibitions, Expectations, Explode, Explosion, Eye-raising
    F)Fabulous, Fair, Family, Fanciful, Fascination, Feast, Feeling, Ferris Wheel, Festival, Firecracker(s), Fireworks, Flag, Flavor, Focus, Food, Foolishness, Freedom, Friendships, Frivolity, Fun
    G)Gamble, Games, Gardens, Gatherings, Glitter, Glory, Goal(s), Grandeur, Group
    H)Habitual, Haste, Heat, Herald, Heritage, History, Holiday, Home, Hooray, Hope(s), Horrific, Horses, Hospitality, Hot, Hotel, Humble, Humidity
    I)Ideal(s), Illusions, Imagination, Imitate, Immortality, Importance, Impressive, Indulgence, Influence, Informative, Insight, Integral, Involvement
    J)Jeans, Join, Joking, Jolly, Joy, Joyful, Joyous, Juggling, July
    K)Keen, Kin, Kindness, Kiss, Kitsch
    L)Laughter, Lava, Legendary, Liberty, Local, Locale, Love, Loyalty
    M)Major, Major, Maraud, March, Mardi Gras, Mask, Masses, Memorial, Memories, Merriment, Merrymaking, Military, Minor, Money, Music, Musical, Mutual
    N)Nation, National, Native, Nibble, Nocturnal
    O)Occasion, Odious, Official(s), Opportunities, Opportunity, Outdoors, Overwhelming
    P)Paper-mache, Parade, Participation, Parties, Passionate, Patriot, Patriotic, Patriotism, Perennial, Photography, Pick pocket, Pickles, Picnic, Playful, Pomp, Popular, Presentation, Preservation, Pride, Prizes, Public service, Punch, Pyrotechnics
    Q)Quaint, Queen, Quick, Quiet
    R)Rambling, Recreation, Refreshment, Rejoicing, Relatives, Relaxation, Reputation, Responsibility, Restful, Reveal, Revelation, Rituals, Roam, Roar
    S)S: scene, Service, Sharing, Shindig, Shows, Shrieking, Shrine, Sidewalk, Smiles, Solemn, Souvenir, Sparkle, Special, Spectacle, Spirit, Sports, Stars, Storyteller, Streamers, Stripes, Stroll, Stunning, Summer, Sunburn, Super-patriot, Support, Surprise, Swimming, Symbol, Symbolism
    T)Taffy, Target, Tea, Territory, Theatrical, Tickets, Toasting, Tourism, Traditions, Travel, Tribute
    U)Unaware, Unbelievable, Unification, Uniform, Union, Unique, Unite, Universal
    V)Vacation, Valuable, Values, Variety, Vendor, Versatile, Veteran, Vibrant, Victory, Vigilance, Vital, Vivacious
    W)Wallet, Wardrobe, Watch, Wave, Waving, Welcome, Welfare, Widespread, Willingness, Winter, Wisdom, Worldwide
    Y)Yearn, Yelling, Youth
    Z)Zeal, Zealous, Zest
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    Food and beverage word list:
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    apples, apple pie
    barbecue, beans, beer
    cake, chicken, chips, chocolate, coleslaw, cookies
    deviled eggs, dip
    hamburgers, hot dogs
    ice cream, ice-tea
    pasta salad, pies, pop, Popsicles, potato salad
    salsa, seafood, soda, steaks
    vegetables, vendors
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