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 

RATIFICATION

DEFINITION:
The official way to confirm something, usually by vote.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The deal has been up for a ratification vote by the district’s educators all week, with the results scheduled to be announced Monday.
The Denver Post, 02/24/2019

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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. Nebula

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

To proclaim publicly

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


2. Outrageous

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


3. Solstice

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

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.

A rebirth or revival.


4. Exult

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.

A rebirth or revival.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


5. Gargoyle

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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


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