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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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. Boisterous

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.


2. Divulge

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To proclaim publicly


3. Recede

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark


4. Polygon

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

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

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

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


5. Quarantine

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


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