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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. Guerrilla

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


2. Protagonist

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


3. Solstice

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


4. Kilometer

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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

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

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


5. Alliteration

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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


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