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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 

TENURE

DEFINITION:
A status granted after a trial period to a teacher or professor that gives protection from summary dismissal.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lupita Montoya, who holds a doctorate from Stanford University, was denied both tenure and a chance to re-review her application after working in the college’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering since 2010.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 02/17/2020

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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. Exponent

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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


2. Analogy

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


3. Antibody

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

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

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.

To condescend to give or grant


4. Protagonist

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

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


5. Participle

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

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


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