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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

MISCONSTRUE

DEFINITION:
To form a false understanding of the meaning or intention of something that someone does or says.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"And it really didn't matter how many times they misconstrued that a woman's life was in danger if the constitutional amendment was to pass."
The Topeka Capital-Journal, 08/08/2022

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

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


2. Flourish

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


3. Salmonella

A rebirth or revival.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


4. Impertinent

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.


5. Renegade

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

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


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