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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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    Native Americans Vocabulary Word List (405)
    A)Activity, Administer, Adobe, Aid, Alcohol, Alliance, Allure, Ammunition, Ancestors, Ancient, Anhinga, Answer, Arms, Arrest, Arrow, Arrowhead, Art, Artifact, Artisan, Atrocity, Attack
    B)Ballgames, Bands, Barrier, Barter, Baskets, Battle, Battleground, Beads, Beadwork, Belief, Bells, BIA, Birch bark, Bitterness, Blood-brother, Blow, Bluff, Bone, Bow, Brave, Bravery, Breastplate, Breech-cloth, Bribe, Buffalo, Buffalo grease, Bureau of Indian affairs, Burial, Butte
    C)Calumet, Campaign, Campsite, Canoe, Captive, Capture, Carvings, Casino, Casualty, Cause, Ceremonial, Ceremony, Chief, Choice, Claim, Clamor, Clash, Clinic, Club, Colonists, Colorful, Communal, Communication, Community, Condition, Confederation, Constant, Corn, Counting coup, Courage, Crafts, Crops, Cruel, Crush, Cultural, Culture, Custom
    D)Dance, Dart, Dawn, Decoration, Deeds, Deer, Deer toes, Defeat, Dependence, Desperate, Destruction, Determination, Differences, Different, Disease, Disobey, Dispute, Doom, Doubting, Dreams, Drum
    E)Eagle, Earth, Economics, Education, Eek, Elders, Embroidery, Encounter, Enemy, Entertain, Escape, Expansion, Expedition, Expire, Exploitation, Exploration, Expression
    F)Farming, Father Sun, Fear, Fearless, Feathers, Federal, Fierce fighter, Fishing, Flight, Flute, Footrace, Forage, Fortify, Freedom, Frighten, Frontier, Frustration, Fur, Futile
    G)Gallop, Games, Garb, Garment, Gathering, Gods, Gourd, Government, Grease, Ground, Guardian, Guns
    H)Hallowed, Hammock, Hand-to-hand, Happy hunting grounds, Harvest, Hatchet, Headdress, Health, Heavens, Heritage, Heroic, Hide, Historical, History, Hogan, Homeland, Honor, Horseflesh, Horsehair, Hostile, Hostilities, Hunter, Hunting, Husk
    I)Illness, Incantation, Independence, Indian corn, Inferior, Initiation, Injustice, Insufficient, Interests, Isolation
    J)Jewelry, Job, Justice
    K)Killing, Kindness, Kinship, Knives
    L)Lands, Language, Lean-to, Leasing, Leather, Legacy, Legend, Leggings, Liquor, Livestock, Lodge, Long house, Lure
    M)Maize, Massacre, Mayhem, Medicine, Missionary, Moccasin, Mohawk, Mortar, Murder, Mystical, Myth
    N)National, Native, Nature, Needs, Negotiation, Noble
    O)Opponent, Option, Origins, Ornament, Outpost, Outrage, Outsider
    P)Paint, Painting, Pale face, Palisade, Papoose, Peace, Peace Pilgrims, Pipe, Pit, Plentiful, Pony, Potlatch, Pottery, Poverty, Pow-wow, Prayer, Pride, Prophet, Prospect, Protection, Pueblo, Pursue, Pursuit
    Q)Quail, Quake, Quality, Quarrel, Quill, Quiver
    R)Raid, Rampage, Rattle, Redskin, Reluctant, Remarkable, Remote, Rescue, Reservation, Reserve, Resistance, Resource, Respect, Responsibilities, Retreat, Reverence, Rhythm, Rite, Ritual, Roam, Roots, Royalty
    S)Sachem, Sacred, Sacrifice, Safety, Savage, Scalp, Searching, Season, Seize, Settlement, Shaman, Sheath, Shells, Shelter, Shield, Sickness, Silver, Skill, Skunk, Sling, Smoke signal, Snowshoe, Solitude, Spear, Spirit, Spirits, Squaw, Starvation, Storytelling, Strength, Stronghold, Struggle, Subdue, Substandard, Success, Succotash, Sufficient, Superior, Supreme, Surprise, Surrender, Suspicion, Suspicious, Swap, Symbolize
    T)Tactic, Target, Tension, Tepee, Terrain, Territorial, Territory, Terror, Terrorize, Threaten, Toboggan, Toil, Tomahawk, Tool, Totem pole, Tourism, Trade, Trading post, Traditional, Traditions, Transformation, Travois, Treachery, Treatment, Tribal, Tribe, Tribute, Troops, Turquoise
    U)Unemployment, Unfamiliar, Unique, Unusual, Urgent
    V)Values, Variety, Vast, Vegetables, Victor, Victory, Vigil, Village, Villain, Vision
    W)Wampum, War, Warpaint, Warpath, Warrior, Wary, Ways, Weapon, Weary, Weather, Weave, Westward, Whites, Whoop, Wicker, Wickiup, Wigwam, Wild, Wilderness, Wildlife, Wily, Winter, Wipe out, Wisdom, Wooden, Woodland, Worthy
    Y)Yield, Youth
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