Words in the News

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 

RUPTURE

DEFINITION:
To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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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. Dialogue

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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


2. Nebula

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

A proportional part or share.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


3. Toxin

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


4. Tundra

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

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


5. Undulate

The arrangement of events in time

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


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