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Flip Chart for Interactive White Boards
Note: Only classrooms with white boards will be able to run this file.

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Lesson plans for use with the e-Edition on Interactive White Boards

Included are basic lessons for an Elementary, Middle and Secondary classroom that can be utilized to introduce Language Arts and Social Studies activities.

Middle School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Middle and High School Language Arts Lesson Plan
High School Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary Social Studies Lesson Plan
Elementary and Middle School Language Arts Lesson Plan

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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

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Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

affect

materialize

infer

meticulous


2. Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

interdependence

habitation

exasperation

abolish


3. The extent to which something matters; importance

significance

recluse

falter

adversary


4. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

aplomb

attentive

ignite

oppose


5. Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

ignite

oppose

acquire

debris


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This Week's Word In The News 

POSTHUMOUS

DEFINITION:
Occurring or continuing after one's death

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
By favoring personal privacy over a family's wishes, the companies hope to appeal to the unspoken will of their users while also lessening the bureaucratic hassle of complying with millions of posthumous requests.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/31/2015