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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. Protagonist

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

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


2. Levee

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

The arrangement of events in time

An embankment built to prevent flooding

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


3. Vertebrate

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


4. Cower

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

To cringe in fear


5. Voracious

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

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


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