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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 

LOCKDOWN

DEFINITION:
A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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. Boycott

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


2. Tariff

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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


3. Participle

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

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.


4. Virtuoso

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


5. Quota

A proportional part or share.

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


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