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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 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 

BACKLASH

DEFINITION:
A strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Cook County soda tax backlash and repeal could make it harder for the county, city and Chicago Public Schools to raise taxes or enact new ones, according to one Wall Street debt rating agency.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/23/2017

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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. Tundra

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

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


2. Tempo

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

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


3. Enthusiastic

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

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

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


4. Salmonella

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

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

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


5. Chronology

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

To proclaim publicly

The arrangement of events in time


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