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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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

Heritage

Phloem

Typhoon

Polygon


2. A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Polygon

Jovial

Maneuver

Random


3. Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

Strategy

Delegate

Tempo

Bizarre


4. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

Omnivore

Cower

Hypocrisy

Flourish


5. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Mosaic

Parasite

Hieroglyphic

Recede


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