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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 

ELECTIONEERING

DEFINITION:
The activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party or candidate.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
These campaigns avoided electioneering violations because they didn’t advocate for a candidate or ballot initiative.
Denton Record Chronicle , 02/26/2024

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. Sect

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

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

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


2. Malignant

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


3. Laconic

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


4. Stereotype

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

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

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


5. Nocturnal

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


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