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  • Common Core alignment to "Reading: Literature and Subject-related Content" is to 3 key phrases:
    "Particular Topic", "Context" and "Reading Literature". 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
    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
    Reading: Literature: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    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
    Reading: Informational Text: "CCSS.ELA-Literacy." precedes these numbers:
    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
    Book Summary For -:  The Things They Carried
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    A vocabulary word list for The Things They Carried is arranged in order of appearance:
  • The Things They Carried: foxhole, perimeter, poncho, grunts, intransitive, taut, topography, bayonet, antipersonnel, shrapnel, monsoons, volition, arsenal, entrench, tangible, muzzle
  • Spin: ammo, grid, exuberance, fungal
  • On The Rainy River: stash, dispense, aggression, stooge, imperative, province, summa cum laude, infantry, jingo, smoldering, decapitate, eviscerate, schizophrenia, censure, acquiescence, platitude, pious, gentry, bewilderment, chrome, giddy, reticence
  • How To Tell A True War Story: rectitude, salvage, denotation, skewed, artillery, scenario, mongoose, ordnance, definitive, rucksack, drudgery, napalm, anarchy, civility
  • Sweetheart Of The Song Tra Bong: improbable, bedlam, mundane, warranty, vulnerable, sniper, intrigue, casualties, gore, adrenaline, hammock
  • Stockings: plod, invulnerable
  • Church: pagoda, swab
  • The Man I killed: cadre, cowlick, piaster
  • Style: hamlet
  • Speaking Of Courage: causation, gargling, mortar, hoist
  • Notes: catharsis, nucleus, valor
  • In The Field: platoon, giddiness, condolence
  • The Ghost Stories: cushy, battalion, bunker, hooch, botch, rapport, illumination
  • Night Life: grope, defoliant, kilter
  • The Lives Of The Dead: infatuation, chronology, taper, tranquilizer, translucent, essence, blatant, formaldehyde

    Thank you, Jan Cook, a former teacher at Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton, California, for being the teacher contributor at of a 104 vocabulary word list for The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.