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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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. Mosaic

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


2. Xylem

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.


3. Inference

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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


4. Quarantine

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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 distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.


5. Impertinent

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

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


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