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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 

INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:
Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. Nocturnal

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


2. Vaccine

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


3. Zoology

To cringe in fear

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

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


4. Hieroglyphic

A proportional part or share.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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.

The arrangement of events in time


5. Repose

A rebirth or revival.

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

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

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


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