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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. Chronology

The arrangement of events in time

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

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

2. Recede

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

3. Bizarre

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

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

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

4. Vacillate

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A proportional part or share.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

5. Levee

An embankment built to prevent flooding

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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