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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. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

To cringe in fear

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.


2. Spectrum

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


3. Analogy

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

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

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


4. Plateau

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

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

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

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. Quandary

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

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


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