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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 

TENET

DEFINITION:
A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post, 12/09/2019

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

An embankment built to prevent flooding


2. Commemorate

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.


3. Pulverize

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


4. Unanimous

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

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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


5. Decorum

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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

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

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.


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