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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

COMMUNAL

DEFINITION:
Individuals who gather into social groups.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It has also proved especially deadly among some communal mammals, such as elephant seals and sea lions in South America, as well as caged fur-farmed animals in Europe.
The Los Angeles Times, 04/15/2024

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. Hologram

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

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

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


2. Dialogue

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

To cringe in fear

Being without or almost without hope


3. Exponent

To cringe in fear

Being without or almost without hope

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


4. Participle

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

To condescend to give or grant


5. Tranquility

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

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

To proclaim publicly


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