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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

Words in the News Quiz
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. Symbiosis

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

To condescend to give or grant

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


2. Protagonist

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.


3. Cower

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

To cringe in fear


4. Bandolier

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

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

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


5. Nebula

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


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