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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. Boycott

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

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

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus


2. Flourish

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


3. Guru

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

The arrangement of events in time

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

Having a backbone or spinal column.


4. Kilometer

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


5. Suffrage

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A proportional part or share.

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


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