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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 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.
This Week's Word In The News 

COMMODITY

DEFINITION:
An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post, 07/26/2021

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. Vacillate

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


2. Phloem

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

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

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

A proportional part or share.


3. Impertinent

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

The arrangement of events in time


4. Omnivore

The arrangement of events in time

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

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.


5. Undulate

Self-examination.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

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


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