Additional Resources for Your Classroom



Find over 300 resources that include teacher guides, student supplements, teacher training modules and so much more.

Click here to access instructional material

Generate your own quiz 

Select a grade level

 Elementary
 Middle School
 High School

Select a quiz type

 By words    By Definitions

How many questions?

 5  10  15  20 Questions



 

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 

RUPTURE

DEFINITION:
To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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. Nuisance

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

A proportional part or share.


2. Tsunami

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

To proclaim publicly


3. Eclectic

To proclaim publicly

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.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles


4. Mutation

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

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

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


5. Ellipse

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions