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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

INCITEMENT

DEFINITION:
The encouragement of another person to commit a crime.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Sources told ABC News that Trump watched the impeachment proceedings on television and grew angry as he witnessed former supporters, including House GOP leaders Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy, support the charge of “incitement of insurrection” or blame the president directly for the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 01/18/2021

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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. Commemorate

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd


2. Nocturnal

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

Being without or almost without hope

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


3. Polygon

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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


4. Bandolier

To proclaim publicly

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.


5. Renegade

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

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

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.


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