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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. Boisterous

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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


2. Unanimous

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


3. Deign

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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

To condescend to give or grant


4. Renegade

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.


5. Yacht

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


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