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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. Ellipse

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

The arrangement of events in time

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


2. Voracious

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

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

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


3. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal


4. Light-Year

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

An embankment built to prevent flooding


5. Technique

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

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


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