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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 

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

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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. The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

Marsupial

Spectrum

Yacht

Commemorate


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

Sacrifice

Omnivore

Xylem

Gargoyle


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

Plateau

Bizarre

Vertebrate

Hieroglyphic


4. The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

Hieroglyphic

Introspection

Camouflage

Solstice


5. A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Suffrage

Undulate

Typhoon

Quandary


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