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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 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 


A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

A rebirth or revival.

2. Boisterous

A rebirth or revival.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A proportional part or share.

3. Technique

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

4. Unanimous

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

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

5. Heritage

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

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