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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 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. Phloem

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

To proclaim publicly

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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


2. Light-Year

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

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

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

Being without or almost without hope


3. Polygon

Being without or almost without hope

A proportional part or share.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

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


4. Yacht

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


5. Vaccine

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


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