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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. Oligarchy

Tumultuous; stormy.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

2. Nomenclature

A system of names used in an art or science:

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

3. Metamorphosis

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

4. Feckless

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

5. Plasma

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Interchanged, given, or owed to each other.

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