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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 

ESPIONAGE

DEFINITION:
The act of obtaining secret or confidential information (intelligence) from non-disclosed sources or divulging of the same without the permission of the holder of the information.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal authorities sought a range of highly sensitive documents, including 11 caches of classified materials, indicating that the federal investigation was examining possible violations of the espionage Act, according to documents unsealed Friday.
The Palm Beach Post, 08/15/2022

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. Dialogue

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative


2. Tundra

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.


3. Vaccine

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


4. Random

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To proclaim publicly

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


5. Tranquility

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


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