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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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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. Antibody

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

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.

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 treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation


2. Dialogue

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


3. Zoology

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

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

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


4. Divulge

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

To proclaim publicly

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


5. Solstice

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


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