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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 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 

ADOLESCENT

DEFINITION:
A person between the ages of 10 and 19, according to the World Health Organization. Adolescence is the transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At a news conference in the governor's conference room, Hutchinson said Arkansas Children's hospitals have 24 adolescent patients suffering from COVID-19.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 08/02/2021

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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. Bizarre

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

To condescend to give or grant

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


2. Kilometer

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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


3. Hologram

To proclaim publicly

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


4. Xylem

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 proportional part or share.

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

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.


5. Guerrilla

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


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