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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 


Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. Deduction

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

2. Kilometer

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

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

3. Analogy

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

4. Sacrifice

A schedule of prices or fees.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

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

5. Gargoyle

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

The arrangement of events in time

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

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

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