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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. Tundra

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

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

The arrangement of events in time

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


2. Zoology

The arrangement of events in time

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

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


3. Inference

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


4. Guerrilla

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

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


5. Cower

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

To cringe in fear


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