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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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    Fire Prevention & Safety Vocabulary Word List (569)
    A)Ability, Abrasion, Abuse, Accelerant, Accelerator, Access, Accident, Account, Accusation, Action, Activity, Adrenaline, Advise, Aerial support, Agency, Aggressive, Aid, Air, Alarm, Alert, Alibi, Alive, Altitude, Ambulance, Analysis, Angle, Anxiety, Applaud, Apprehension, Approximate, Arson, Assessment, Assistance, Attack, Attentive, Audience, Authorities, Awesome
    B)Background, Barricade, Baseline, Battalion, Battle, Beneficiary, Blackened, Blame, Blast, Blaze, Bleeding, Blinding, Body, Boundary, Bravery, Brilliant, Burn, Bystander
    C)Calculation, Camera, Capability, Captain, Carelessness, Catalyst, Catastrophe, Cause, Caution, Chain reaction, Challenge, Chaotic, Charred, Chemical, Choking, Circumstances, Claim, Clean-up, Climb, Code, Collapse, Combat, Combustion, Command, Commissioner, Commitment, Communication, Confidence, Conflagration, Consequences, Consistent, Constructive, Contain, Control, Cook, Courage, Crackle, Crawl, Crew
    D)Damage, Danger, Dangerous, Daunting, Deadly, Death, Debilitating, Debris, Decimate, Defeat, Defense, Defenseless, Deliberate, Demonstrate, Demoralize, Dense, Department, Deploy, Destruction, Destructive, Details, Detection, Detective, Detector, Difficulty, Disable, Discipline, Discovery, Disorientation, Dispatch, Documentation, Douse, Downwind, Drama, Dramatic, Drift, Drill
    E)Earnest, Ease, Education, Efforts, Elimination, Elite, Embers, Emergency, Emergency crew, Encounter, Encroach, Endeavor, Endurance, Energy, Enforcement, Engine company, Engulf, Entry, Equipment, Error, Erupt, Evasive, Event, Evidence, Exclusive, Exercise, Exhaustion, Exit, Expectation, Experience, Expertise, Explosion, Extinguish, Exultation
    F)Facts, Fatigue, Fault, Faulty, Fear, Fearless, Federal, Ferocious, Fierce, Findings, Fingerprints, Fire fighter, Fire truck, Fire-proof, Fire-resistant, Fireworks, Fitness, Fizzle, Flames, Flammable, Flash, Flash point, Flash-over, Flicker, Foam, Focus, Follow-up, Frenzy, Friction, Fuel, Funnel, Fury, Fuse
    G)Gag, Gas, Gasoline, Gauge, Gauntlet, Gear, Generate, Glean, Glow, Goals, Goodwill, Government, Grateful, Grid, Grief, Grill, Grime, Grit, Guile, Gush
    H)Handling, Hardship, Harmful, Haul, Hazard, Haze, Headquarters, Heat, Heat-reflective suit, Hell, Help, Hero, Heroic, Hesitation, Hideous, High-priority, Holding, Holocaust, Honor, Hope, Horrifying, Horror, Hose, Hydrant
    I)Ignite, Ignition, Immediate, Impact, Impassable, Implementation, Incendiary, Incident, Incoherent, Inferno, Inflammable, Information, Informative, Inhabitant, Inhalation, Injury, Inquisition, Insistent, Inspection, Instincts, Instruction, Insurance, Intense, Intercept, Intrepid, Investigate, Investigator, Involvement, Isolate
    J)Jack (hydraulic), Jagged, Judgment, Jumper, Jurisdiction
    K)Kill, Kindle, Kindred, Kit, Knowledge
    L)Label, Ladder, Launch, Lawful, Leader, Leap, Legend, Limitation, Line, Lingering, Location, Lucky
    M)Major, Matches, Maximize, Measure, Medical attention, Melt, Mercy, Mesmerizing, Minor, Misery, Mission, Misstep, Mother Nature, Motion, Motivation, Movement, Muck, Muffle
    N)Nerve, Nimble, Nine-one-one, Notable, Notice, Notify, Nozzle
    O)Oath, Objective, Observant, Obsession, Occupant, Official, Operation, Opinion, Opportunity, Opt, Optimism, Ordeal, Organization, Orientation, Origin, Outbreak, Overwhelm, Oxidation, Oxygen
    P)Pack, Pain, Painstaking, Panic, Parachute, Paramedic, Participation, Pattern, Peril, Perilous, Perimeter, Perseverance, Pessimism, Phosphorus, Plumes, Point of origin, Pole, Police, Potent, Powerful, Practice drill, Preparation, Preserve, Pressure, Prevention, Prints, Priority, Program, Progress, Prolong, Protection, Provision, Pump, Punishment, Pyromania, Pyrostat
    Q)Quadrant, Quake, Quarters, Quench, Question, Quick, Quiver
    R)Rapidity, Reaction, Reconstruct, Record, Recovery, Recruit, Regulations, Remains, Repellent, Report, Rescue, Residue, Resilient, Resistance, Response, Responsibility, Restrict, Retardant, Retreat, Revere, Rigor, Riot, Risk, Rite, Role, Rookie, Rope, Routine, Rush
    S)Safely, Safety, Sample, Sanction, Save, Saw, Scar, Scene, Schedule, Scope, Scorch, Screaming, Search, Searing, Season, Section, Sensor, Shift, Shock, Shove, Shudder, Significance, Siren, Site, Situation, Sketch, Slosh, Smoke, Smolder, Smother, Sniff, Snorkel, Somber, Soot, Sparks, Speculation, Speed, Spirit, Spontaneous, Spotter, Sprinkler system, Squad, Stage, Stamina, Starter, Statement, Status, Steady, Stink, Strain, Strategy, Strength, Stress, Strike, Strong, Struggle, Substance, Suffocate, Supplies, Suppression, Survey, Survival, Survivor, Suspicious, Sustain, Swear, Sweat
    T)Tactic, Taunt, Technique, Tedious, Temperature, Tension, Tent, Terrify, Terror, Testify, Testing, Theory, Threat, Threatening, Timing, Tools, Torch, Touch, Trademark, Tragedy, Trailer, Training, Trap, Trek, Tribute, Trust, Twist
    U)Ultimate, Unbelievable, Uncontrolled, Underlying, Understanding, Unfamiliar, Unforgettable, Unidentified, Uniform, Unique, Unit, Unknown, Unofficial, Unsafe, Unspeakable, Unusual, Update, Urgency
    V)Valiant, Valor, Value, Vandalism, Vanquish, Velocity, Vengeance, Ventilation, Venting, Verification, Veteran, Vibration, Vicious, Victim, View, Vigilance, Violation, Violence, Visible, Vital, Volunteer
    W)War, Wary, Watch, Water, Waxed paper, Weaken, Weapon, Weary, Well-trained, Whirl, Wild fire, Wince, Wind, Witness, Work, Worry, Wound, Wreckage, Wrench
    Y)Yelling, Yelp, Youth
    Z)Zeal, Zealous
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