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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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Protagonist

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


2. Nocturnal

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A proportional part or share.


3. Jovial

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

To condescend to give or grant

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


4. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Being without or almost without hope

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

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


5. Tundra

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.


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