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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 

SUBORN

DEFINITION:
To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Mr. Brennan told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee.
The New York Times, 05/29/2017

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

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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. Aspire

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Self-examination.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.


2. Stereotype

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


3. Embargo

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

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


4. Zoology

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

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

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


5. Guru

To proclaim publicly

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.


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