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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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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. Alliteration

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Self-examination.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


2. Nebula

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

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

The arrangement of events in time

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.


3. Aspire

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Having a backbone or spinal column.


4. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


5. Renegade

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


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