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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 

ASYLUM

DEFINITION:
A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Self-examination.

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


2. Tsunami

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


3. Hologram

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


4. Rainforest

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

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

A proportional part or share.


5. Repose

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

A proportional part or share.

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

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


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