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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 

MALFUNCTION

DEFINITION:
A failure to function or defective functioning.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With most planned fixes left undone, AC malfunctions increased this year in many of the district's 165 traditional schools and other facilities, The Post found.
The Palm Beach Post, 10/15/2018

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. Ultraviolet

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


2. Cower

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

To cringe in fear

A proportional part or share.


3. Commemorate

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Having a backbone or spinal column.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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


4. Stereotype

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

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

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


5. Hypocrisy

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

Being without or almost without hope

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


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