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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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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. Laconic

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


2. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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

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. Deduction

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

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

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

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


4. Fallacy

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


5. Malignant

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


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