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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


2. Tundra

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

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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


3. Enthusiastic

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

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


4. Formidable

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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


5. Delegate

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

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

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


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