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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Yacht

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

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

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


2. Levee

An embankment built to prevent flooding

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A proportional part or share.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.


3. Participle

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.


4. Rainforest

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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


5. Salmonella

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

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


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