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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".
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    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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    Marriage Vocabulary Word List (336)
    A)Acceptance, Accommodation, Accustomed, Activity, Admiration, Adoption, Adult, Advice, Advise, Affection, Affiliation, Affinity, Allegiance, Ancestor, Anniversary, Anxiety, Appreciation, Approval, Ardent, Association, Attentive, Authority
    B)Bachelor, Banns, Baptism, Betroth, Bloodline, Bonds, Bone fide, Breadwinner, Bride, Brotherly
    C)Care, Care-giver, Caring, Casual, Celebration, Celibate, Chemistry, Cherish, Child, Children, Choice, Churches, Civility, Clan, Close-knit, Coach, Cohort, Cohort, Colleague, Comfortable, Comfortable, Commitment, Commonality, Communicative, Community, Companion, Compassion, Compatibility, Competitive, Concern, Confetti, Confidence, Congenial, Conjugal, Connection, Consideration, Constancy, Conversation, Convivial, Couple, Courteous, Custody
    D)Daughter, Decent, Defense, Deferential, Dependable, Dependence, Descent, Determination, Development, Devoted, Differences, Dowry, Dream, Dress
    E)Earnest, Easy, Elder, Eligible, Emotional, Empathy, Encouragement, Endearing, Engaged, Esteem, Everlasting
    F)Fair, Fairness, Faithful, Family, Father, Father-in-Law, Favorite, Feelings, Fidelity, First Dance, Flexibility, Flowers, Folks, Forebear, Forgiveness, Foster child, Foundation, Fraternal, Fraternal, Fretful, Friends, Friendship
    G)Gatherings, Genealogy, Generation, Generosity, Genes, Gentle, Genuine, Geriatric, Gestation, Gifts, Gown, Grandparent, Grateful, Gratitude, Groom, Group, Groups, Grownup, Guardian, Guests, Guidance
    H)Habit, Healthy, Heir, Helpful, Helpmate, Hereditary, Heritage, History, Honesty, Honeymoon, Hope, House guests, Humor, Husband
    I)Ideal, Illness, Impressive, In-laws, Independence, Industrious, Infancy, Inheritance, Inspiration, Instructive, Insulting, Integrity, Intuitive, Invitations
    J)Jocularity, Joking, Joy, Judgment, Justice of the Peace
    K)Kin, Kindness, Kindred, Kinfolk, Kinship, Kisses
    L)Lace, Laughter, Legal, Lineage, Listener, Longevity, Loving, Loyalty
    M)Maiden name, Majority, Marriage, Mate, Matriarch, Matrimony, Mature, Mentoring, Milestone, Minor, Mom, Monogamy, Morale, Morals, Mother, Mother-in-Law
    N)Natal, Nephew, Nest, Newlywed, Niece, Nuclear family, Nuptial, Nurture
    O)Obedient, Observant, Offspring, Open-minded, Optimism, Origin
    P)Parent, Partiality, Partner, Pastor, Pastor, Paternity, Patience, Patriarch, Peace, People, Perceptive, Perseverance, Philosophical, Photographer, Polite, Positive, Priest, Priest, Principles, Progeny, Protection, Provider
    Q)Quality, Quantity, Quiet
    R)Rabbi, Race, Reception, Relation, Relationship, Relatives, Reliability, Reliance, Religion, Resilience, Resolution of differences, Respect, Responsibility, Retiring, Reverence, Reverend, Ring
    S)Safety, Security, Select, Senior, Sensible, Sensitivity, Separation, Service, Sharing, Similarities, Sincerity, Single, Sisterhood, Solidarity, Son, Soul mate, Special, Special Day, Speeches, Spouse, Standards, Stepmother, Suit, Supportive, Surname, Sweet, Sympathetic
    T)Tact, Teamwork, Tender, Thoughtfulness, Ties, Time together, Together, Tolerant, Top Heat, Tradition, Trait, Tribe, Triplet. troth, Trust, Trustworthy, Truthful, Tuxedo
    U)Understanding, Unforgiving, Union, Unique, Unite, Unity, Upbringing
    V)Valuable, Values, Variety, Veil, Vigilance, Volunteer, Vows
    W)Warmth, Watchful, Wedlock, Welcoming, White, Wife, Willingness, Wisdom, Wise, Wonderful, Worry, Worthwhile, Worthy, Worthy
    Y)Youngster, Youth
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    The French Marriage Armoire has great tradition. A groom's family gave it to the couple as a symbol of love. Many of the most elaborate armoires were hand-made and highly decorated. Many of them came from Arles, a city in a region located in the southern part of France. Some of the ornamentation has symbolic meanings:
    Two or more birds were symbols of companionship and love.
    Eggs and smaller birds indicated the "nest" the couple would build together and perhaps the number of children that would bless their union.
    The bowls or tureens demonstrated wishes for bounty, wealth and long life.
    Olive branches and leaves represented peace.
    Flowers suggested joy, laughter and hope.
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