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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 

TONY

DEFINITION:
Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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. Xylem

A schedule of prices or fees.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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

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


2. Nuisance

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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

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


3. Hypocrisy

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

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


4. Immune

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


5. Tundra

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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


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