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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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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. Participle

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.

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


2. Recede

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

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

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

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


3. Plateau

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

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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


4. Quota

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A proportional part or share.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


5. Tsunami

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


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