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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 

INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post, 01/16/2017

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. Strategy

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


2. Delegate

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

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


3. Stereotype

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation


4. Sacrifice

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

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

To cringe in fear

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


5. Inference

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


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