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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

HAVEN

DEFINITION:
A place of safety. A refuge.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Amid a pandemic, football was a haven.
The Baltimore Sun, 11/30/2020

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. Tranquility

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

Being without or almost without hope


2. Zoology

A proportional part or share.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


3. Nuisance

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


4. Analogy

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


5. Mutation

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

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

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.


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