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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. Heritage

To condescend to give or grant

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


2. Zoology

Being without or almost without hope

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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


3. Alliteration

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.


4. Aspire

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.


5. Nebula

A rebirth or revival.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.


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