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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Immune

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

To condescend to give or grant

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


2. Boycott

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

A proportional part or share.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


3. Commemorate

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


4. Protagonist

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


5. Mosaic

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


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