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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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. Alliteration

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

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

Being without or almost without hope

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings


2. Sect

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


3. Voracious

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

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


4. Random

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.


5. Impertinent

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

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


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