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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 

UNFATHOMABLE

DEFINITION:
Impossible to ever understand, often because it is very strange or complicated.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"Honest work was never demanded of him, and no matter how badly he failed, he was rewarded in ways that are almost unfathomable."
The Los Angeles Times, 07/13/2020

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

To condescend to give or grant

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.


2. Chronology

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

The arrangement of events in time

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


3. Tempo

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


4. Alliteration

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

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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.


5. Symbiosis

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


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