Freerice.com

Freerice.com is a game with global goals. Learn this list so that you can use your vocabulary for a good cause.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 8 Unit 3's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Night, First They Came for the Communists, Terrible Things, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Diary of a Young Girl, Elie Wiesel Speech, Do Something!, Wangari Maathai, Freerice.com, Public Service Announcements, Famine as a Weapon
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  1. support
    back up materially or financially
    Freerice is a non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.
  2. corporation
    a business firm recognized by law as a single body
    Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life.
  3. investment
    the commitment of something other than money to a project
    It is a great investment in yourself.
  4. productive
    having the ability to create or originate
    Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive.
  5. provide
    give what is desired or needed, as support or sustenance
    Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.
  6. define
    explain the meaning of a word
    Freerice is an online internet game that donates 20 grains of rice to the World Food Programme (WFP) for every word that is correctly defined.
  7. distribute
    give to several people
    WFP, the United Nations frontline organization fighting hunger, distributes the rice to the hungry.
  8. stimulate
    provide the needed input for
    WFP uses the donations from the site to purchase rice locally, both feeding people in need and stimulating local economies.
  9. embrace
    take up the cause of someone and use it as one's own
    The game has been embraced by young and old alike, proving to be an excellent tool for prepping for the SATs or to brush up on vocabulary words.
  10. value
    an ideal accepted by some individual or group
    Teachers have been using the game to teach both vocabulary and the value of helping others in need.
Created on September 15, 2015 (updated September 15, 2015)

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