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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 

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

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. Boisterous

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

A schedule of prices or fees.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


2. Wretched

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


3. Salmonella

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

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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


4. Guru

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


5. Zoology

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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

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


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