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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 

TENET

DEFINITION:
A principle or belief honored by a person or, more often, a group of people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Bloomberg’s plan focuses on five basic tenets: requiring more effective background checks, keeping guns out of the wrong hands, banning assault weapons, spending more on enforcement of gun laws and violence intervention programs, and repealing the 2005 law that granted broad legal immunity to gun manufacturers whose products are used in a shooting.
The Denver Post, 12/09/2019

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

Vacillate

Spectrum

Yacht

Eclectic


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

Repose

Symbiosis

Divulge

Tumult


3. Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

Tumult

Delegate

Ultraviolet

Random


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

Guerrilla

Exponent

Exult

Mosaic


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

Zoology

Phloem

Chronology

Bamboozle


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