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Words in the News

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 

PLANTATION

DEFINITION:
A usually large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or the like is cultivated, usually by resident laborers.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Frederick D. Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, held a news conference outside of the Dallas police headquarters last month to accuse Jones of "plantation politics."
The Dallas Morning News, 11/20/2017

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5 High School 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. Put together; created.

Wrought

Equinox

Homogeneous

Obsequious


2. To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

Homogeneous

Obsequious

Lexicon

Recapitulate


3. A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Oligarchy

Pecuniary

Gauche

Parameter


4. To seize another’s place, authority, or possession wrongfully.

Usurp

Evanescent

Unctuous

Hemoglobin


5. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Unctuous

Hemoglobin

Kowtow

Enfranchise


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