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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 

PROGRESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Promoting political or social reform usually through government action to improve the lot of the majority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He also offered a thinly veiled suggestion that progressive priorities Warren and Sanders have pushed will struggle to gain appeal beyond a Democratic primary.
The Boston Globe, 11/18/2019

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. Camouflage

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

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

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.


2. Marsupial

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


3. Dialogue

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.


4. Guerrilla

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

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

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


5. Deign

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

To condescend to give or grant

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


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