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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 

ASYLUM

DEFINITION:
A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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. Strategy

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

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

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


2. Stereotype

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

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

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


3. Kilometer

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

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A schedule of prices or fees.

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


4. Protagonist

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

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

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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


5. Jaunty

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

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


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