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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 

PERSISTENT

DEFINITION:
Continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although more rain could trigger additional isolated Florida flooding on Friday, forecasters say the strong, persistent storms that dumped up to 20 inches in southern parts of the state appear to have passed.
The Key West Citizen, 06/17/2024

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. Marsupial

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


2. Ultraviolet

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 movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


3. Tranquility

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A schedule of prices or fees.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


4. Analogy

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Being without or almost without hope

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


5. Alliteration

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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


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