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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

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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. Bizarre

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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


2. Labyrinth

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


3. Delegate

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

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


4. Quota

A proportional part or share.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


5. Heritage

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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


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