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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 

OUTLIER

DEFINITION:
Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe, 10/14/2019

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. Unanimous

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


2. Camouflage

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

A rebirth or revival.


3. Light-Year

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

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

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


4. Impertinent

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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.


5. Mosaic

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.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

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


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