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 

DEVASTATING

DEFINITION:
Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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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. Boisterous

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


2. Exponent

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

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.


3. Zoology

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


4. Alliteration

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

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A schedule of prices or fees.


5. Sacrifice

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

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 closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


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