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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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

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

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. Hologram

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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


2. Vaccine

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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


3. Metaphor

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

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

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


4. Boycott

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

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


5. Toxin

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

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

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


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