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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 

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

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

Nebula

Silhouette

Phloem

Accentuate


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

Solstice

Technique

Alliteration

Cower


3. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Bizarre

Random

Formidable

Nocturnal


4. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Protagonist

Symbiosis

Delegate

Guru


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

Guru

Gargoyle

Antibody

Voracious


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