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 

MOLDY

DEFINITION:
Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He did not specify the problems he saw, but other school officials said moldy classrooms, dirty walls and poorly functioning doors and windows were key concerns on the campus.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/24/2019

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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. Sacrifice

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


2. Analogy

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


3. Mosaic

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


4. Lichen

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

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

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

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd


5. Omnivore

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

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

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


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