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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 High 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. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Irony

Mitosis

Hypotenuse

Unctuous


2. Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Hypotenuse

Unctuous

Vehement

Obsequious


3. A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Taxonomy

Totalitarian

Deleterious

Incognito


4. Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Incognito

Yeoman

Paradigm

Kinetic


5. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

Epiphany

Oligarchy

Soliloquy

Plasma


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