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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 

RUPTURE

DEFINITION:
To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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. Impertinent

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

To stress or emphasize; intensify


2. Xylem

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


3. Yacht

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


4. Guerrilla

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


5. Quota

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

A proportional part or share.


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