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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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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. Phloem

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

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

A rebirth or revival.


2. Lichen

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 disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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


3. Symbiosis

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


4. Recede

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


5. Camouflage

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


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