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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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

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. Rainforest

The arrangement of events in time

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


2. Symbiosis

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


3. Protagonist

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

A schedule of prices or fees.


4. Alliteration

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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


5. Exponent

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Being without or almost without hope

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


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