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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 

DEVASTATING

DEFINITION:
Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. Renaissance

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A rebirth or revival.

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


2. Nuisance

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


3. Participle

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

To cringe in fear

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

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


4. Lichen

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

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

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


5. Zoology

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

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

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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


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