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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 

JIHAD

DEFINITION:
An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune, 07/22/2019

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. Suffrage

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

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

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


2. Hieroglyphic

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.

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


3. Yacht

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.


4. Marsupial

The arrangement of events in time

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

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

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


5. Nebula

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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


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