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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Heritage

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

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


2. Immune

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


3. Zoology

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

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


4. Ellipse

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.


5. Cower

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

To cringe in fear

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


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