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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.

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. Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Vacillate

Quarantine

Light-Year

Tempo


2. The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Alliteration

Guerrilla

Outrageous

Labyrinth


3. To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Labyrinth

Jovial

Pulverize

Exult


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

Phloem

Plateau

Mutation

Typhoon


5. A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

Suffrage

Jaunty

Participle

Voracious


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This Week's Word In The News 

CARCINOGEN

DEFINITION:
Any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The gases and vapors can include benzene, a carcinogen, as well as hydrocarbons like ethane, propane and butane.
The Denver Post, 05/18/2015