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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 

PARDON

DEFINITION:
The excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty. A release from the legal penalties of an offense.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 07/24/2017

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. Renaissance

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

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

A rebirth or revival.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


2. Nocturnal

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

Self-examination.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal


3. Mosaic

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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


4. Mutation

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

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.


5. Unanimous

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

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.


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