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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

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. Alliteration

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

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


2. Cower

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

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

To cringe in fear

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Sect

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


4. Participle

A proportional part or share.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

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


5. Voracious

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


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