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 

GIG

DEFINITION:
A job usually for a specified time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Row is part of the “gig-economy” of independent workers in Colorado — a growing number of whom use phone apps such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb to connect directly with customers and allow more flexibility than traditional work.
The Denver Post, 08/14/2017

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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. Deduction

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

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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


2. Chronology

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The arrangement of events in time

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


3. Levee

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Being without or almost without hope

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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


4. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


5. Phloem

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

To condescend to give or grant


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