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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 

SHUTDOWN

DEFINITION:
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune, 11/19/2018

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. Pulverize

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

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.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


2. Dialogue

To proclaim publicly

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Being without or almost without hope

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


3. Antibody

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

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


4. Yacht

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

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

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


5. Zoology

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

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

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


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