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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 


An act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

he president also threatened to invoke the insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy federal troops to quell the protests.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/08/2020

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. Boisterous

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

2. Solstice

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

3. Exult

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

4. Outrageous

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

5. Embargo

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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