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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 


Something that is the result of an action, decision, etc.

The political ramifications are big and at least on paper favors Democrats, as Puerto Ricans tend to vote for the party.
The Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/2017

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. Accentuate

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

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

2. Metaphor

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

3. Ozone

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

4. Antibody

An embankment built to prevent flooding

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

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

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

5. Alliteration

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

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

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

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

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