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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. Deduction

Self-examination.

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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


2. Enthusiastic

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


3. Boycott

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


4. Random

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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.


5. Bandolier

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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


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