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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 

TENET

DEFINITION:
A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post, 12/09/2019

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. Vaccine

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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.

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


2. Divulge

To proclaim publicly

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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


3. Bandolier

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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


4. Labyrinth

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze.


5. Phloem

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A proportional part or share.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


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