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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 


The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

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. Ultraviolet

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

2. Enthusiastic

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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

3. Pulverize

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

To condescend to give or grant

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

4. Hypocrisy

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

5. Spectrum

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

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