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. Ozone

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


2. Formidable

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

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


3. Hieroglyphic

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

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

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.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


4. Nebula

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

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


5. Tempo

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

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

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


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