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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 

RESERVOIR

DEFINITION:
A natural or artificial place where water is collected and stored for use, especially water for supplying a community, irrigating land, furnishing power, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado River is so strained amid population growth and a climate shift to hotter, drier conditions that federal water managers may declare an unprecedented “shortage” and cut releases from reservoirs.
The Denver Post, 08/20/2018

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. Fallacy

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


2. Bizarre

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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

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


3. Tariff

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

To cringe in fear

A schedule of prices or fees.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


4. Renegade

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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 disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


5. Quota

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

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

A proportional part or share.


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