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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 

OUTLIER

DEFINITION:
Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe, 10/14/2019

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. Mosaic

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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

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


2. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

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

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


3. Quarantine

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


4. Antibody

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


5. Embargo

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


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