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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 

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

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. Mosaic

The arrangement of events in time

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

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


2. Participle

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

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


3. Salmonella

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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


4. Maneuver

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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


5. Sect

Self-examination.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


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