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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 


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

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. Accentuate

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To stress or emphasize; intensify

To condescend to give or grant

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

2. Malignant

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

3. Vaccine

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Being without or almost without hope

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

4. Stereotype

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A proportional part or share.

5. Eclectic

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

To cringe in fear

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