Words in the News

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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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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. Heritage

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

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

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.


2. Camouflage

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


3. Divulge

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

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

To proclaim publicly

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.


4. Participle

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

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

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


5. Maneuver

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


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