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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 

RATIFICATION

DEFINITION:
The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

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. Tariff

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A schedule of prices or fees.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


2. Analogy

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


3. Marsupial

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

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

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

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


4. Voracious

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


5. Tundra

A proportional part or share.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

Being without or almost without hope


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