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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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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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. Xylem

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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


2. Voracious

The arrangement of events in time

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

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

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


3. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A schedule of prices or fees.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


4. Ultraviolet

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


5. Introspection

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Self-examination.

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


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