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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 

BORNE

DEFINITION:
Carried or transported or transmitted by the thing specified.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Boston Public Health Commission is warning of a dangerous rat-borne disease that puts the homeless at “high risk” as the rodent population and encampments boom side by side in Mass and Cass.
The Boston Herald, 10/18/2021

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. Guru

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.


2. Yacht

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

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


3. Dialogue

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


4. Introspection

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

To condescend to give or grant

Self-examination.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


5. Gargoyle

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


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