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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

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. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Random

Vacillate

Solstice

Voracious


2. The main character in a drama or other literary work.

Solstice

Voracious

Exponent

Protagonist


3. Having a backbone or spinal column.

Quota

Recede

Vertebrate

Hieroglyphic


4. A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Tumult

Repose

Undulate

Tranquility


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

Undulate

Tranquility

Nebula

Bandolier


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