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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 

ADOLESCENT

DEFINITION:
A person between the ages of 10 and 19, according to the World Health Organization. Adolescence is the transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At a news conference in the governor's conference room, Hutchinson said Arkansas Children's hospitals have 24 adolescent patients suffering from COVID-19.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 08/02/2021

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. Camouflage

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

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


2. Metaphor

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


3. Nuisance

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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


4. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


5. Flourish

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


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