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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 

CAPSULE

DEFINITION:
A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. Recede

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


2. Vertebrate

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


3. Participle

A schedule of prices or fees.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


4. Sect

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


5. Formidable

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


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