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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. Analogy

To condescend to give or grant

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


2. Hieroglyphic

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

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

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.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


3. Guru

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Self-examination.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


4. Commemorate

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


5. Phloem

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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


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