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Words in the News

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 

SKYROCKETING

DEFINITION:
To rise rapidly and suddenly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Bay Area’s wages are getting higher, far outpacing most of the country, but more residents are finding their paychecks can’t keep up with the region’s skyrocketing cost of living.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2016

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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. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Delegate

Gargoyle

Ellipse

Eclectic


2. Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Jovial

Marsupial

Silhouette

Wretched


3. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Symbiosis

Renaissance

Random

Bizarre


4. Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Bizarre

Technique

Decorum

Phloem


5. Self-examination.

Introspection

Tsunami

Quarantine

Exult


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