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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 

RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post, 08/20/2018

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. Guerrilla

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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.

A schedule of prices or fees.

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


2. Repose

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

Self-examination.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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


3. Accentuate

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


4. Vertebrate

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

Having a backbone or spinal column.


5. Symbiosis

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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


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