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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 

INCENDIARY

DEFINITION:
Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Joe Walsh, who turned a lone term in Congress representing Chicago’s northwest suburbs into a national media platform to further his incendiary political rhetoric, announced Sunday he would challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for the White House.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/26/2019

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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. Undulate

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


2. Hieroglyphic

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

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

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

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


3. 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.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

A proportional part or share.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


4. Heritage

A proportional part or share.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.


5. Tsunami

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

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


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