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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. Phloem

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

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


2. Antibody

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


3. Camouflage

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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


4. Jovial

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

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


5. Exult

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

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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


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