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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 

INAUGURAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an inauguration. The ceremonial induction into a position.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
But the name apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
The Denver Post, 01/16/2017

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. Kilometer

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.


2. Protagonist

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


3. Guerrilla

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

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

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


4. Deduction

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

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


5. Vacillate

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Being without or almost without hope

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

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.


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