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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 


Tending to arouse strong emotion or conflict; inflammatory.

Joe Walsh, who turned a lone term in Congress representing Chicago’s northwest suburbs into a national media platform to further his incendiary political rhetoric, announced Sunday he would challenge President Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination for the White House.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/26/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

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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. Hieroglyphic

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

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.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

2. Quarantine

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

To cringe in fear

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

3. Enthusiastic

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

4. Polygon

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

The arrangement of events in time

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

5. Random

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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