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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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Polygon

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

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

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


2. Delegate

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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


3. Immune

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

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


4. Vacillate

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Self-examination.

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


5. Nebula

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

To cringe in fear

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

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


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