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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. Undulate

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.


2. Levee

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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


3. Vaccine

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

The arrangement of events in time

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


4. Exult

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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


5. Nebula

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


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