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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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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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. Strategy

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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

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


2. Tumult

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

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

To condescend to give or grant

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Zoology

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


4. Tempo

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

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

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


5. Mosaic

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Being without or almost without hope


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