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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 

IMPROMPTU

DEFINITION:
Made or done without previous preparation;suddenly or hastily prepared;improvised.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The order even allows liquor stores and recreational cannabis dispensaries to remain open for business should the second week of impromptu homeschooling create an essential need.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/23/2020

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. Camouflage

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

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

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


2. Introspection

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

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

An embankment built to prevent flooding

Self-examination.


3. Fallacy

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A weather phenomenon in the Eastern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane.

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief


4. Sect

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The arrangement of events in time

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.


5. Exponent

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


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