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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Omnivore

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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.

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


2. Impertinent

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

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 very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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


3. Nebula

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

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

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.


4. Silhouette

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

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

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

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


5. Nocturnal

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.


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