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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 

TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post, 05/02/2016

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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. Eclectic

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Being without or almost without hope

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


2. Mosaic

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

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.


3. Tsunami

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


4. Zoology

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

To proclaim publicly

A proportional part or share.


5. Silhouette

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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

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


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