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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 

DEVASTATING

DEFINITION:
Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Tsunami

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


2. Salmonella

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


3. Silhouette

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

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

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.


4. Yacht

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

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

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


5. Hologram

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


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