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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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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. Nuisance

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


2. Pulverize

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

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


3. Guerrilla

To condescend to give or grant

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy


4. Renegade

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

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


5. Vacillate

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

To proclaim publicly

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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