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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. Maneuver

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

To cringe in fear

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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


2. Quota

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

A proportional part or share.


3. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

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

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


4. Enthusiastic

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

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


5. Despondent

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

Being without or almost without hope

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


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