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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 

RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post, 08/20/2018

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. Kilometer

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.


2. Maneuver

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.


3. Hieroglyphic

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.


4. Tsunami

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

Being without or almost without hope

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

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


5. Accentuate

To stress or emphasize; intensify

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

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


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