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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 

PERSISTENT

DEFINITION:
Continuing to exist or occur over a prolonged period.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although more rain could trigger additional isolated Florida flooding on Friday, forecasters say the strong, persistent storms that dumped up to 20 inches in southern parts of the state appear to have passed.
The Key West Citizen, 06/17/2024

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. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


2. Introspection

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

Self-examination.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


3. Technique

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


4. Xylem

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

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

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


5. Renaissance

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

A rebirth or revival.

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

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


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