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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 

PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Delegate

A rebirth or revival.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


2. Sect

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


3. Mutation

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

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

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


4. Heritage

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.


5. Antibody

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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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