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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. Chronology

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

The arrangement of events in time

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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


2. Vacillate

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


3. Fallacy

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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.

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


4. Solstice

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.


5. Nuisance

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

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


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