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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 

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DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Guerrilla

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


2. Boycott

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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.


3. Laconic

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

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

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

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


4. Virtuoso

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


5. Tumult

Having a backbone or spinal column.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


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