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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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. Lichen

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 closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

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

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


2. Silhouette

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

A proportional part or share.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


3. Tranquility

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


4. Strategy

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

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

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

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.


5. Zoology

A schedule of prices or fees.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

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


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