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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

MISINFORMATION

DEFINITION:
False information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
GoFundMe has joined a growing list of social media companies cracking down on anti-vaccination propaganda to help stop the spread of misinformation.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/25/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
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. Vaccine

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


2. Yacht

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.


3. Phloem

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.


4. Camouflage

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

An embankment built to prevent flooding

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings


5. Enthusiastic

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

To cringe in fear

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


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