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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 

AGITATE

DEFINITION:
To upset; disturb. To stir up public interest in a cause.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also attends California State University, Stanislaus, in nearby Turlock, where students say he’s agitated on racial issues.
The San Jose Mercury News, 08/21/2017

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. Ultraviolet

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


2. Ellipse

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

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

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


3. Technique

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

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

A proportional part or share.

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


4. Enthusiastic

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

The arrangement of events in time

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


5. Participle

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

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


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