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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 


Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Impertinent

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

2. Tariff

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

3. Tempo

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

4. Boisterous

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

5. Fallacy

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

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