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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
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).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Vaccine

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


2. Hypocrisy

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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

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


3. Deign

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To condescend to give or grant

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


4. Guerrilla

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


5. Marsupial

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive


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