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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 


A person who controls the dogs that are pulling a sled.

mushers have reported a range of reasons for sitting out Alaska’s most famous sporting tradition.
The Anchorage Daily News, 12/12/2022

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. Immune

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A rebirth or revival.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

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

2. Ellipse

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

A proportional part or share.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

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

3. Phloem

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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

4. Hypocrisy

Being without or almost without hope

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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

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

5. Commemorate

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

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