Words in the News

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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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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. Salmonella

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

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

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


2. Unanimous

Self-examination.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus


3. Immune

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

To proclaim publicly

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.


4. Ultraviolet

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


5. Tsunami

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


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