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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. Participle

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

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

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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


2. Protagonist

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


3. Despondent

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

Being without or almost without hope

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


4. Hypocrisy

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


5. Ellipse

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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