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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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Renegade

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

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

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

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


2. Maneuver

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

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


3. Boisterous

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


4. Hologram

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


5. Analogy

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


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