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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
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    (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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    Witches Vocabulary Word List (142)
    A)Afraid, Altar, Anti-Christian, Association, Assumption, Athame
    B)Bad luck, Believer, Beltane, Bewitch, Black, Black cat, Brew, Broom
    C)Candlemas, Cauldron, Caution, Celtic, Chalice, Circle, Cloak, Cone of power, Coven, Crystals
    D)Damage, Daring, Dark, Deed, Demon, Devil, Devil marks, Different, Divination, Doom, Dragons
    E)Esbat, Evil, Evil eye
    F)Faery, Familiar, Fear, Formula
    G)Goat’s face, Goddess, Gossip
    H)Halloween, Harm, Helper, Herbs, Hover, Hysteria
    I)Incantation, Incense, Initiation, Innuendo, Invisible, Isolated
    J)Jack-o-lantern
    K)Keen, Kettle, Knowledge
    L)Lamentation, Lammas, Life, Location, Locks, Lughnassad
    M)Mabon, Magic, Magical, Meetings, Misfortune, Misinformation, Misunderstandings, Monster, Moon, Mystery
    N)Nature, Negative
    O)Ostara, Outdoors
    P)Pagan, Pendulum, Pentacle, Persecution, Potion, Power, Practice, Property
    Q)Quake, Quantity, Quick, Quiver
    R)Recitation, Religion, Rite, Ritual, Robes, Rumor
    S)Sabbat, Sabbath, Sacrifice, Samhain, Satan, Scary, Sell, Sensitivity, Shamanism, Solstice, Sorcerer, Soul, Spell, Spells, Spirit, Spirits, Stereotyping, Stories, Suffering, Summon, Supernatural, Superstition, Suspect, Suspicion
    T)Tarot, Thirteen, Torture
    U)Uneasy, Unnatural, Unusual
    V)Variety, Various, Victim, Voodoo
    W)Wand, Warlock, Wicca, Witch, Witches’ Sabbath, Worrisome, Worship
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    Y)Yule
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    Names of some well-known witches: Circe = featured in Homer’s Odyssey, Medea = helped Jason get the Golden Fleece, Joan of Arc = French citizen burned at the stake

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