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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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    Old West, Cowboys Vocabulary Word List (250)
    A)Ability, Accommodating, Active, Activity, Aggressive, Antagonistic, Anxious, Arrogance, Authentic
    B)Backslapping, Bandanna, Barrage, Behavior, Blacksmith, Bloodthirsty, Boldness, Braggart, Brave, Britches, Bronco, Brutality, Buckaroo, Buckboard, Bully, Bunkhouse, Burr, Bushwhacker, Buzzards
    C)Cahoots, Campfires, Cattle(drive), Cavalry, Chaps, Cheat, Churlish, Civility, Commitment, Common-sense, Contemptible, Control, Cooperation, Corral, Courage, Courageous, Cowboy, Curt
    D)Dadgumit!, Decent, Dependable, Desolate, Determination, Don, Driving cattle, Drought, Dust
    E)Energetic, Epic, Equestrian, Excellence, Exhaustion, Experience
    F)Face-to-face, Failure, Faith, Faithful, Feud, Fever, Fisticuffs, Foothills, Fortitude, Fortune, Frenzy, Frontier, Frontiersman, Furor, Fury
    G)Gait, Gallop, Gang, Gaucho, Gauntlet, Giddyup!, Gold fever, Graze, Grease wood, Grit, Gullies, Gun-wielding, Gunfire, Gunslinger
    H)Half-hitch, Hard work, Hardhearted, Hazardous, Herd, Heroes, Hitch, Hogtie, Holster, Horse, Horseshoes, Hostile, Hostility, Howdy!
    I)Idealistic, Indians, Inevitable, Infamous, Infuriate, Intense, Invasion
    J)Jail, Jealousy, Justice
    K)Kinship
    L)Lariat, Lasso, Lawman, Leather, Livery, Livestock, Loco, Longhorns
    M)Marksmen, Maverick, Mercantile, Mount
    N)Native Americans, Nefarious, Neigh, Nicker, Notorious, Nuisance
    O)Obedient, Observant, Opinionated, Opportunist, Outlaw, Outrider
    P)Packhorse, Peacemaker, Perceptive, Perilous, Perseverance, Persistence, Ponderosa, Potential, Powerful, Pressure, Prideful, Priorities, Prospecting
    Q)Quarrelsome, Quest, Quick
    R)Ranchero, Ranching, Range, Rawhide, Reasonable, Rebellious, Reckless, Recognition, Remuda, Reputation, Resolute, Resourcefulness, Riata, Ricochet, Rodeo, Rowel, Rustlers, Ruthless
    S)Saddlebags, Saloon, Salve, Savvy, Schemer, Sheriff, Skedaddle, Slaughter, Sober, Solemn, Solitary, Sorrow, Spurs, Stallion, Stampede, Staunchness, Stirrups, Stockade, Stray, Supplies, Surly, Suspicion
    T)Tack, Talent, Tallow, Teamwork, Temperament, Tenacious, Tendency, Terrain, Territories, Threats, Thundering, Tombstone, Travois, Treacherous, Treaty
    U)Ultimate, Ultimatum, Uncharted, Uncivil, Uncouth, Unique, Unison, Unity, Unscrupulous
    V)Valiant, Vamoose!, Varmint, Vendetta, Vengeful, Venison, Vicious, Victim, Victorious, Victory, Victuals, Vigilant, Vile, Villainous, Visible, Vocal, Vulnerable, Vultures
    W)Wary, Whinny, Widespread, Wild, Wrangler
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    Y)Yearning, Yee-haw!”, Yokel, Yonder
    Z)Zeal, Zealous
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    Names of some cowboy, cowgirl legends:
    Wyatt Earp, John Charles Fremont, Annie Oakley Westward Expansion, or more specifically, our 7th grade field day, Wild West Day. Students play games entitled:
    Pony Express Relay, Tee-Pee Relay, Cactus Lasso, Cabin Frisbee toss, Wagon train relay, horseshoe toss, cow chip challenge, tumble weed challenge, tug-a-war, and spirit pole race.
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