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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 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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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. An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Protagonist

Zoology

Eclectic

Ozone


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

Chronology

Hypocrisy

Sacrifice

Alliteration


3. A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Aspire

Tariff

Boisterous

Silhouette


4. A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Decorum

Phloem

Despondent

Mosaic


5. A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Recede

Nocturnal

Maneuver

Renaissance


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