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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 

NEXUS

DEFINITION:
A means of connection; tie; link.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We know that members of the militia groups that were present on Jan. 6 have stated their desire that they want to blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible, with a direct nexus to the State of the Union,” Pittman said during her testimony.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 02/01/2021

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.


2. Divulge

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

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

To proclaim publicly

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.


3. Exponent

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


4. Dialogue

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

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


5. Yacht

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


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