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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 

LOCKDOWN

DEFINITION:
A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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. Analogy

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

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


2. Immune

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

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A proportional part or share.


3. Mosaic

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


4. Voracious

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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


5. Marsupial

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

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

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


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