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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 


Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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. Technique

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

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

A proportional part or share.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

2. Kilometer

To proclaim publicly

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

3. Immune

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

4. Exult

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

5. Levee

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.


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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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