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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 


A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. 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

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

2. Hologram

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

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

3. Silhouette

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

4. Vaccine

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

5. Quandary

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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

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