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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
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!
► A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.
► The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.
► The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables
► An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.
► One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.
► A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,
► A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.
► A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.
► In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.
► A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).
► A proportional part or share.
► To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.
► Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.
► An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.
► Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline
► To condescend to give or grant
► Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.
► A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
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