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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

SMASH-AND-GRAB

DEFINITION:
A theft that involves smashing a barrier, usually a display window in a shop or a showcase, grabbing valuables, and then making a quick getaway, without concern for setting off alarms or creating noise.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.
The Los Angeles Times, 11/29/2021

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. Participle

A rebirth or revival.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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


2. Strategy

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


3. Commemorate

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


4. Bamboozle

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


5. Yacht

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


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