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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 

COMMODITY

DEFINITION:
An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post, 07/26/2021

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. Exponent

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.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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


2. Ultraviolet

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

An embankment built to prevent flooding

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


3. Boisterous

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Self-examination.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.


4. Metaphor

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


5. Renaissance

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A rebirth or revival.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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


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