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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 


Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. Malignant

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

2. Ozone

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

3. Alliteration

A rebirth or revival.

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

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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

4. Strategy

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

To cringe in fear

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

5. Rainforest

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

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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