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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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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

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

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


2. Tempo

A proportional part or share.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.


3. Labyrinth

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

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


4. Deduction

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A rebirth or revival.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


5. Analogy

Being without or almost without hope

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


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