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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 

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

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. Tsunami

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


2. Boycott

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

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

Being without or almost without hope


3. Polygon

Being without or almost without hope

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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


4. Vertebrate

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

The arrangement of events in time

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A rebirth or revival.


5. Antibody

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.


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