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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 

SURROGATE

DEFINITION:
A person appointed to act for another; a deputy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He cited "partisan, unprofessional" messages tweeted by DeSantis surrogate Christina Pushaw and the amount of money the governor's office had calculated in free media coverage: $2.4 million in two weeks.
The Panama City News Herald, 01/22/2023

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. Tundra

Being without or almost without hope

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation


2. Ozone

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


3. Parasite

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

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

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


4. Phloem

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

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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.


5. Marsupial

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.

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

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

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


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