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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 

TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post, 02/08/2016

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. An embankment built to prevent flooding

Quandary

Ultraviolet

Laconic

Levee


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

Phloem

Salmonella

Delegate

Flourish


3. A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Renaissance

Virtuoso

Light-Year

Exponent


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

Kilometer

Marsupial

Fallacy

Dialogue


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

Boycott

Chronology

Xylem

Outrageous


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