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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Dialogue

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

To proclaim publicly

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

A schedule of prices or fees.


2. Marsupial

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


3. Eclectic

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


4. Fallacy

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


5. Rainforest

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


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