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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 

CONTINUUM

DEFINITION:
Something that changes in character gradually or in very slight stages without any clear dividing points.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Instead, climate breakdown exists on a continuum where every 10th of a degree of additional heating means more death and suffering.
The Los Angeles Times, 09/16/2019

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. Laconic

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

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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


2. Lichen

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

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

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

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


3. Inference

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

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

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


4. Vacillate

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

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

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


5. Undulate

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


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