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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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

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. Xylem

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

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

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

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


2. Enthusiastic

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

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

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.


3. Mosaic

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

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

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


4. Recede

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark


5. Immune

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.


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