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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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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. Fallacy

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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


2. Deduction

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

To cringe in fear


3. Participle

To cringe in fear

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


4. Boycott

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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


5. Typhoon

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

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


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