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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Bandolier

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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


2. Tundra

A rebirth or revival.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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


3. Guerrilla

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

A proportional part or share.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


4. Camouflage

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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


5. Typhoon

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

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

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


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