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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 

TABLEAU

DEFINITION:
A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too.
The Detroit News, 01/23/2017

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. Deduction

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


2. Deign

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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

To condescend to give or grant

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


3. Suffrage

To proclaim publicly

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

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.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


4. Toxin

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

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


5. Plateau

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

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


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