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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. Marsupial

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

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


2. Silhouette

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

A rebirth or revival.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


3. Solstice

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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

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


4. Parasite

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Self-examination.

To condescend to give or grant


5. Kilometer

To condescend to give or grant

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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


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