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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 

ALLOCATION

DEFINITION:
The act or process of giving out parts of a whole.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Under those same drought agreements, Nevada’s allocation would be cut to 270,000 acre-feet if Lake Mead were to fall to 1,025 feet.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 05/29/2023

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. Bandolier

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


2. Solstice

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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.


3. Commemorate

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.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

To honor the memory of with a ceremony


4. Boisterous

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

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

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


5. Unanimous

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

The arrangement of events in time

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

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.


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