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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

SPOUTING

DEFINITION:
Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/25/2021

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. Zoology

A proportional part or share.

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.


2. Boisterous

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

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


3. Pulverize

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

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


4. Random

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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


5. Yacht

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

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

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

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


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