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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 

PAROCHIAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Xylem

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To cringe in fear

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


2. Solstice

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


3. Undulate

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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


4. Unanimous

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

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

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


5. Typhoon

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

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

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

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.


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