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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 


Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Repose

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

2. Zoology

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

3. Unanimous

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

4. Kilometer

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A rebirth or revival.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

5. Antibody

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

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