Yak’s Corner
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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.
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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. A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Gargoyle

Parasite

Maneuver

Heritage


2. Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Random

Jovial

Recede

Impertinent


3. A rebirth or revival.

Tsunami

Renaissance

Hypocrisy

Spectrum


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

Repose

Phloem

Ultraviolet

Formidable


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

Suffrage

Lichen

Vacillate

Ozone


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This Week's Word In The News 

RENDITION

DEFINITION:
An interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lizbet Martínez, the Cuban rafter girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation 20 years ago with her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, still has the violin that made her famous.
The Miami Herald, 09/01/2014