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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 


A list or supply of the dramas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform.

The story of his immigrant parents, the poetry recitations and the historical references have been part of Blagojevich’s repertoire since his earliest days in politics.
The Chicago Tribune, 02/24/2020

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. Chronology

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

The arrangement of events in time

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

2. Tempo

To condescend to give or grant

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

3. Introspection

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.


The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

4. Deduction

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

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

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

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

5. Accentuate

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

To stress or emphasize; intensify

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

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