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Words in the News

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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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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

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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


2. Guru

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.


3. Nocturnal

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


4. Hologram

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

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


5. Tsunami

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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


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