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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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    Earth Day Vocabulary Word List (607)
    A)Absorption, Abundance, Access, Accessibility, Accommodate, Acid, Acid-rain, Activist, Adaptation, Admire, Admonition, Advocacy, Advocate, Agent, Agriculture, Alternatives, Altitude, Amazon, Announcement, Anticipation, Anxiety, APATHETIC, Apogee, Appreciation, Aquatic, Aquifer, Archipelago, Asteroid, Astronomer, Astronomy, Atmosphere, Attraction, Audience, Awareness, Awesome
    B)Backlash, Bacteria, Balance, Barren, Beach, Beachfront, Benefit, Bio-diesel, Biodegradable, Biodiversity, Biota, Blight, Bog, Boost, BOTANICAL, Boundary, Bountiful, Breeze, Brilliant, Bug, Buoyancy, Buzz
    C)Calamity, Canyon, Capacity, Carbon dioxide, Catastrophe, Category, Celebration, Celestial, Cepheids, Ceremony, Chemicals, Chemistry, Choked, Clean-up, Climate, Coastal, Color, Combustible, Commercial, Commercialism, Commitment, Community, Condensation, Conference, Confidence, Conflagration, Confluence, Conservation, Conserve, Conspicuous, Consume, Consumption, Contamination, Contiguous, Continent, Continental crust, Contribution, Conviction, Corrosion, County, Crater, Creation, Creature, Crops, Crowd, Crucial, Crust, Culture, Curb, Current, Cyclone, Cynicism
    D)Dam, Damage, Decline, Decompose, DEFOLIATE, Deforestation, Deft, Demise, Density, Denude, DEPLETE, Deplorable, Deposits, Desert, Destructive, Detection, Devastation, Development, Diesel, Difference, Dike, Direction, Disaster, Discharge, Discovery, Disease, Disposable, Diversity, Documentary, Domination, Dramatize, Drench, Drilling, Drought, Dumping, Dunes, Dust, Dynamic
    E)Earth, Earthquake, Ecological, ECOLOGY, Ecosystem, Eddy, Efficiency, Effluent, Elation, Electrifying, Elimination, Emissions, Emotion(al), Encroach, ENDANGERED, Endemic, Energy, Enigmatic, Enthusiasm, Environment, Environs, Envision, Epicenter, Eradicate, Erode, Erosion, Eruption, Esker, Estuary, Euphoria, Euthenics, Evaporation, Evergreen, Evidence, Evolution, Exclusive, Exhaustion, Expanse, Experience, Exploration, Extinction, Extreme
    F)Failure, Fallow, Falls, Famine, Fault, FAUNA, Feature, Fertile, Fibrous, Fields, Fierce, Filter, Fire, Fire-break, Fisheries, Flood, Flood waters, Flora, FLOURISH, Flow, Fluorescence, Food chain, Forecast, Forestry, Fossil fuels, Fracas, Fresh air, Frigid, Fumigation, Funnel cloud, Fuss
    G)Galaxy, Gallons, Galvanize, Gander, Gases, Geothermal, Germs, Girdle, Glacier, Global, Global warming, Grasslands, Gravity, Greed, Greenhouse effect, Groundwater, Groves, Guideline, Gust
    H)Habitat, Harbor, Harvest, Hatred, Hazard, Haze, Herbicide, High-risk, Hillside, Homeless, Hubbub, Humanity, Humidity, Hurricane, Hydroelectric, Hydrology, Hydroponic, Hydrosphere, Hygiene
    I)Ice, Impact, Improvements, Incineration, Indigenous, Industry, Infect, Influence, Inhabit, Inhabitant, Initiative, Inquiry, Insects, Insight, Inspiration, Insulation, Intense, Interference, Inundation, Invade, Inversion, Investigation, Irrigation
    L)Lagoon, Land form, Land trust, Landmark, Landscape, Layer, Lease, Litter, Logging
    M)Magical, Magnificence, Magnificent, Mammal, Management, Marine, Maritime, Marsh, Maximization, Meadow, Measurement, Members, Mercury, Metamorphosis, Meteor, Methane, Microbes, Migration, Migratory, Mildew, Monsoon, Moon, Moratorium, Morphology, Mortality, Motion, Mountains, Movement, Mulch
    N)Nascent, National, Native, Natural, Nature, Navigable, Nebula, Neglect, Nesting, Nitrogen, Nontoxic, Nostalgia, Nova, Nuclear, Nutrients
    O)Obliterate, Observance, Ocean, Official, Onslaught, Ooze, Opposition, Organic, Organism, Organization, Original, Overlook, Overpopulation, OZONE
    P)Panel, Parasite, Parkland, Passionate, Peninsula, Peril, Permutation, Perpetual, Pesticide, Pests, Petrify, Petroleum, Photovoltaic cells, Piedmont, Pinnacle, Plague, Planet, Plankton, Plants, Plot, Poison, Pole, Pollutant, Pollute, Pollution, Popular, Popularity, Powerful, Prairie, Precipitation, Predator, Predict, Prehistoric, Preservation, Preserve, Pressure, Pride, Primeval, Pristine, Prize, Proclaim, Prognosis, Program, Progress, Projection, Propagation, Property, Prosperity, Protean, Protection, Protest, Public, Pumping station
    Q)Quake, Quality, Quantity, Quasar, Quest, Quiet
    R)Radioactive, Rainwater, Recipient, Reclamation, Recognition, Record, Rectify, Recycle, Redwoods, Reeds, Reefs, Refuge, Reliance, Remains, Renewable, Replica, Repository, Reproduction, Rescue, Reserves, Reservoir, Resilience, Resolve, Respect, Restoration, Retrogression, Reusable, REVITALIZE, Revival, Ridge, Rights, Risk, Role, Rot, Rubble, Ruin, Rupture
    S)Safety, Salinity, Salt flats, Salute, Salvage, Sand, Sandbar, Sanitation, Savanna, Scars, Science, Scientist, Scrap, Sea, Seafloor, Sediment, Seismic, Sentiment, Sewage, Shallows, Shelter, Shore, Shortages, Skepticism, Slide, Smog, Smoke, Smolder, Solar, Solstice, Soluble, Sonar, Source, Space, Spatial, Species, Spectra, Speculation, Speech, Spelunking, Spew, Spiel, Splendid, Sponges, Spotlight, Sprawl, Spring, Squatters, Staples, Starvation, Staunch, Stewardship, Storm, Stress, Stunning, Success, Sulfur, Sun, Sunlight, Supplies, Support, Surface, Survival, Survive, SUSTAINABLE, Swamp, SYMBIOSIS, Symptoms, Synergy
    T)Taint, Task, Technology, Tectonic plate, Temperate, Temperature, Tempest, Tension, Terrain, Terrestrial, Thicket, Thrive, Tidal pool, Tides, Timber, Toil, Topography, Tornado, Toxic, Toxin, Tract, Traffic, Treatment, Tremor, Trespass, Tributary, Tribute, Triumph, Tropical, Trumpet, Tsunami, Tundra, Twister, Typhoon
    U)Ultimate, Ultraviolet rays, Underwater, Undeveloped, Unique, Uplifting, Uproot
    V)Valley, Vanish, Vapor, Vegetation, Velocity, Ventilation, Venue, Versatile, Vested interest, Vigilance, Violation, Virus, Visible, Vision, Vista, Volatile, Volcanoes, Volunteers, Vulnerable
    W)Wallow, Waste, Watching, Water, Waterfall, Watershed, Waterspout, Waterway, Weather, Weeds, Wells, Wetlands, Whirlwind, Whitecaps, Whitewater, Wilderness, Wildfire, Wildlife, Wind, Wind power, Winner, World, World-class, Worldwide, Wreck
    Z)Zealot, Zealous, Zenith, Zero-tolerance, Zone
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    NOTE: The following 12 vocabulary word list appear in CAPITAL letters. They form a part of the Earth Day content and Earth Day word puzzles and word games:Please refer to them from the home page!
    *apathetic, *botanical, *deplete, *defoliate, *ecology, *endangered, *fauna, *flourish, *ozone, *revitalize, *sustainable, *symbiosis

    These Earth Day songs are a collection of commercially available songs. The artists should get the credit – Karen compiled the list.
    Eco-Band (Don Cooper\'s Recycled Songs, 1991)
    Habitat (Let\'s Clean Up our Act - Songs for the Earth, 1989)
    Gone Forever - I Hear A Tiger (On Safari) with Annie, 1992)
    Hug the Earth (Tickle Tune Typhoon, 1991)
    Drip Drop (Happy Earth Day to You - Annie and the Natural wonder Band, 1993)
    The Animal Alphabet Song (Save the Animals, Save the Earth, 1991)
    It\'s A Happy Earth Day Party (Don Cooper\'s Recycled Songs, 1991)
    The Animal Rap (Save the Animals, Save the Earth, 1991)
    Take Care of the Earth (Judy Leonard - Green Revolution, 1990)
    Evergreen, Everblue (Raffi, 1990)
    We Recycle (The Van Manens, 1990)
    Pick Up Club, (Judy Leonard, Green Revolution, 1990)
    La Tierra es Mi Madre (Sally Rogers - Piggyback Planet, 1990)
    Earthkeeper (The Van Manens, 1990)
    Eating Up the Forest (Source Unknown)
    Good Garbage (Tom Chapin - Mother Earth, 1990)
    Green Planet (Louise Lindenmeyer, 1990)
    Pass It On Down (Alabama, 1990)
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