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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 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 

TENURE

DEFINITION:
A status granted after a trial period to a teacher or professor that gives protection from summary dismissal.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lupita Montoya, who holds a doctorate from Stanford University, was denied both tenure and a chance to re-review her application after working in the college’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering since 2010.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 02/17/2020

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

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

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


2. Hologram

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


3. Hieroglyphic

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.

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

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

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.


4. Analogy

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

The arrangement of events in time


5. Omnivore

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


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