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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 

OUTLIER

DEFINITION:
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.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Levee

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding


2. Repose

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

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.


3. Laconic

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

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


4. Bandolier

A rebirth or revival.

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

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

Being without or almost without hope


5. Hieroglyphic

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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.

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


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