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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 

LOCKDOWN

DEFINITION:
A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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

Exult

Recede

Participle

Wretched


2. 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.

Light-Year

Ultraviolet

Levee

Hieroglyphic


3. To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Salmonella

Guru

Pulverize

Vacillate


4. One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Parasite

Zoology

Impertinent

Labyrinth


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

Labyrinth

Nebula

Eclectic

Cower


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