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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. Kilometer

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

To condescend to give or grant

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


2. Boycott

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

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

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


3. Voracious

To stress or emphasize; intensify

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


4. Bizarre

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

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

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


5. Metaphor

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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


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