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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Solstice

Formidable

Wretched

Embargo


2. Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Analogy

Polygon

Protagonist

Heritage


3. To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

Heritage

Commemorate

Recede

Nebula


4. Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Nocturnal

Decorum

Deduction

Zoology


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

Guru

Pulverize

Gargoyle

Chronology


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