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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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

Fallacy

Quarantine

Virtuoso

Exult


2. Self-examination.

Hieroglyphic

Introspection

Undulate

Marsupial


3. Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

Solstice

Plateau

Impertinent

Nuisance


4. The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

Repose

Phloem

Tariff

Polygon


5. The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

Hypocrisy

Zoology

Chronology

Eclectic


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