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. Metaphor

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

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


2. Deign

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To condescend to give or grant


3. Silhouette

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

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.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


4. Guru

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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

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


5. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


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