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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 

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

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. Divulge

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

To proclaim publicly

A rebirth or revival.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


2. Metaphor

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


3. Hologram

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

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

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


4. Exult

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


5. Participle

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


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