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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 

SICKOUT

DEFINITION:
A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year.
The Detroit News, 07/25/2016

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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 underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Circumnavigate

Metamorphosis

Infrastructure

Fatuous


2. To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Quotidian

Respiration

Notarize

Chromosome


3. The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Wrought

Plasma

Suffragist

Gamete


4. Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Polymer

Paradigm

Reparation

Orthography


5. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.

Expurgate

Euro

Enervate

Gerrymander


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