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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DILAPIDATED

DEFINITION:
A state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Before the shooting on Monday, 35 people worked at the California Terra Garden and some of them lived in a collection of dilapidated trailers and make-shift homes, where they paid $300 a month in rent, according to a company spokesperson.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/30/2023

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. Sacrifice

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

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


2. Vaccine

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

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

Self-examination.


3. Recede

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

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

Being without or almost without hope

A rebirth or revival.


4. Guru

Being without or almost without hope

A rebirth or revival.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


5. Virtuoso

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


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