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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 


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.

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. Bandolier

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

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

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

2. Commemorate

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

3. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

4. Solstice

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

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. Tariff

A schedule of prices or fees.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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