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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 


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

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. Technique

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

2. Deduction

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

3. Rainforest

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

4. Camouflage

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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

5. Mosaic

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

To proclaim publicly

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