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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. Marsupial

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

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

The arrangement of events in time

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


2. Inference

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.


3. Exponent

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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


4. Xylem

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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


5. Strategy

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A rebirth or revival.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

A proportional part or share.


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