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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 

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DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. Stereotype

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


2. Metaphor

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


3. Tempo

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


4. Random

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

To cringe in fear


5. Impertinent

To cringe in fear

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


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