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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 

OUTLANDISH

DEFINITION:
Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/2019

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. Renaissance

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A rebirth or revival.


2. Labyrinth

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

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

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


3. Sect

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


4. Zoology

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


5. Solstice

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

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


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