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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 


An act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

he president also threatened to invoke the insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy federal troops to quell the protests.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/08/2020

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. Hypocrisy

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

To condescend to give or grant

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

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

2. Recede

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

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

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

3. Tariff

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A schedule of prices or fees.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

4. Typhoon

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

5. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

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