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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 

CAPSULE

DEFINITION:
A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

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


2. Guerrilla

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

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

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

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


3. Outrageous

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

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


4. Sect

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


5. Labyrinth

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

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


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