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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Mosaic

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.


2. Aspire

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Self-examination.


3. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


4. Accentuate

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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


5. Lichen

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

To cringe in fear

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


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