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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 

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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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. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


2. Ultraviolet

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.

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Self-examination.


3. Deign

To condescend to give or grant

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


4. Deduction

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

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

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

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


5. Vaccine

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


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