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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 

SIPHON

DEFINITION:
To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

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. Sect

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

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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


2. Chronology

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

The arrangement of events in time

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

To cringe in fear


3. Hologram

To cringe in fear

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.


4. Renaissance

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

A rebirth or revival.


5. Ozone

To stress or emphasize; intensify

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


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