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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

ERRATICALLY

DEFINITION:
In a way that is not regular, certain, or expected.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Police officers said he was acting erratically and posed an “immediate threat,” according to the incident report.
The Orlando Sentinel, 05/20/2024

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. Typhoon

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


2. Phloem

A schedule of prices or fees.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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


3. Toxin

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation


4. Bizarre

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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


5. Maneuver

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

The arrangement of events in time


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