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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Bizarre

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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.


2. Solstice

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.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

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


3. Vacillate

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


4. Chronology

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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

The arrangement of events in time


5. Formidable

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Being without or almost without hope

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


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