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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 

ENGULF

DEFINITION:
To swallow up in or as in a gulf; overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A man was killed after his speeding Tesla crashed and became engulfed in flames at the intersection of West Las Positas Boulevard and Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton, police say.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 01/20/2020

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. Maneuver

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


2. Marsupial

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

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

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

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


3. Sacrifice

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

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

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


4. Strategy

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


5. Hypocrisy

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.


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