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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Nocturnal

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.


2. Typhoon

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

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

To proclaim publicly


3. Mosaic

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

To proclaim publicly

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

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


4. Renegade

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

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.


5. Mutation

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A rebirth or revival.

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


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