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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. Self-examination.

Delegate

Introspection

Hypocrisy

Embargo


2. A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

Bizarre

Stereotype

Parasite

Ultraviolet


3. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Phloem

Fallacy

Random

Hologram


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

Aspire

Guerrilla

Plateau

Spectrum


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

Renegade

Eclectic

Omnivore

Boycott


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This Week's Word In The News 

ROBUST

DEFINITION:
Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
This vaccine differs from other Ebola vaccines in development because, as an inactivated whole virus vaccine, it can prime the host immune system with the complete range of Ebola viral proteins and genes, which makes it more likely to trigger a robust immune response, according to a news release from UW-Madison.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/30/2015