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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 

CAPSULE

DEFINITION:
A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. Undulate

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

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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


2. Participle

Being without or almost without hope

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation


3. Xylem

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

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Self-examination.


4. Virtuoso

A rebirth or revival.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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


5. Maneuver

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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.

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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