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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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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. Zoology

A rebirth or revival.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

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

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


2. Undulate

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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


3. Boisterous

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.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


4. Jaunty

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

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

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


5. Bandolier

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

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


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