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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 

TENURE

DEFINITION:
A status granted after a trial period to a teacher or professor that gives protection from summary dismissal.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lupita Montoya, who holds a doctorate from Stanford University, was denied both tenure and a chance to re-review her application after working in the college’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering since 2010.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 02/17/2020

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. Zoology

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


2. Nocturnal

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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


3. Immune

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


4. Bandolier

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


5. Sacrifice

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

To proclaim publicly

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.


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