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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 

METEOROLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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. Mutation

A rebirth or revival.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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


2. Laconic

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

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

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


3. Silhouette

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To proclaim publicly

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


4. Tranquility

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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


5. Antibody

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

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


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