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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 

CLARITY

DEFINITION:
The quality of being clear and easy to understand.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he’s seen little clarity on basic questions: whether there would still be a police department and if so, whether Medaria Arradondo, the city’s first black chief, would continue to lead it.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/29/2020

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. Guerrilla

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

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.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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


2. Sect

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

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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


3. Zoology

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

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

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


4. Malignant

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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


5. Technique

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

To cringe in fear

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


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