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Words in the News

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 

BACKLASH

DEFINITION:
A strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Cook County soda tax backlash and repeal could make it harder for the county, city and Chicago Public Schools to raise taxes or enact new ones, according to one Wall Street debt rating agency.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/23/2017

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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. Immune

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


2. Silhouette

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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


3. Aspire

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

To proclaim publicly

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.


4. Hieroglyphic

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.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

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


5. Technique

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.


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