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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 

PROMENADE

DEFINITION:
A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Ultraviolet

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.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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


2. Silhouette

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

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

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

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


3. Unanimous

A schedule of prices or fees.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify


4. Enthusiastic

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

Self-examination.


5. Exponent

Self-examination.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


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