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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. Vaccine

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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


2. Introspection

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Self-examination.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


3. Deduction

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

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


4. Toxin

To condescend to give or grant

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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


5. Yacht

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

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

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


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