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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 


Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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. Renaissance

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A rebirth or revival.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

2. Stereotype

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

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

3. Recede

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

4. Tempo


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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

5. Divulge

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

To proclaim publicly

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