Words in the News

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 

DISTINCTION

DEFINITION:
A difference or contrast between similar things or people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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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. Inference

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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.


2. Ozone

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


3. Boycott

Being without or almost without hope

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A schedule of prices or fees.


4. Antibody

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

Self-examination.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


5. Tumult

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

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


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