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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 

PROMENADE

DEFINITION:
A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Vaccine

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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


2. Light-Year

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

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


3. Gargoyle

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To proclaim publicly

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus


4. Spectrum

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

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


5. Random

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


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