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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. Renegade

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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


2. Random

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


3. Alliteration

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


4. Tundra

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

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

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

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


5. Phloem

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

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

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

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


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