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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 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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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. Typhoon

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


2. Vertebrate

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

A schedule of prices or fees.


3. Tsunami

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

To proclaim publicly


4. Phloem

To condescend to give or grant

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


5. Cower

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

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

To cringe in fear


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