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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 


A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer.

Investigators were reviewing a hate-filled manifesto the suspect apparently posted online.
The Los Angeles Times, 05/16/2022

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. Tempo

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

An alteration or change, as in nature, form, or quality.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

2. Sect

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

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

A proportional part or share.

3. Boisterous

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

4. Dialogue

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

The arrangement of events in time

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

5. Formidable

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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