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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 

TONY

DEFINITION:
Marked by an aristocratic or high-toned manner or style.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The mudslides ravaged the tony community, destroying at least 65 homes and damaging more than 460 others, officials said.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/15/2018

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. Outrageous

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

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


2. Bizarre

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

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


3. Rainforest

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


4. Undulate

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

The arrangement of events in time

To condescend to give or grant

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


5. Renaissance

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

A rebirth or revival.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


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