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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 

BACKLASH

DEFINITION:
A strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Cook County soda tax backlash and repeal could make it harder for the county, city and Chicago Public Schools to raise taxes or enact new ones, according to one Wall Street debt rating agency.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/23/2017

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. A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Renaissance

Marsupial

Plateau

Tumult


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

Polygon

Maneuver

Sacrifice

Recede


3. Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Parasite

Jovial

Mutation

Bizarre


4. The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Bizarre

Spectrum

Toxin

Technique


5. A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Quandary

Labyrinth

Hieroglyphic

Voracious


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