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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 

INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:
Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. Eclectic

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.


2. Metaphor

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding


3. Wretched

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


4. Antibody

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


5. Nebula

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


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