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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 


Something exceptionally big or remarkable.

Minneapolis officials served Burger King a whopper of their own this week, rejecting applications to reopen two of its locations because of a citywide ban on new drive-through businesses.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 12/16/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. Infrastructure

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

To bring under control; conquer.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Of or relating to money

2. Equinox

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

To proceed completely around:

3. Paradigm

Something done or paid to compensate or make amends.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

To show servile deference.

4. Metamorphosis

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

5. Nanotechnology

Of the same or similar nature or kind

The lowest point

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

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