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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Ellipse

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.


2. Nuisance

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


3. Outrageous

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


4. Undulate

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Being without or almost without hope

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


5. Chronology

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

The arrangement of events in time

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

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


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