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 

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

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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. Rainforest

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

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

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

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


2. Stereotype

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

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


3. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


4. Kilometer

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.


5. Bandolier

To condescend to give or grant

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

To cringe in fear


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