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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 

METEOROLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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. Antibody

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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


2. Malignant

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A proportional part or share.

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation


3. Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


4. Quarantine

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

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

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

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


5. Immune

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


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