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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 

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

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. Typhoon

An embankment built to prevent flooding

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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


2. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

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

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

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


3. Gargoyle

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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


4. Kilometer

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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


5. Jovial

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


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