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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 


A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

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 High 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. Hemoglobin

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

Everyday; commonplace.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

2. Orthography

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

Either of two points on the celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator.

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

3. Loquacious

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

The side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Very talkative; garrulous.

4. Paradigm

To picture falsely; misrepresent.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

To proceed completely around:

A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.

5. Nomenclature

A diligent, dependable worker.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

A system of names used in an art or science:

To divide (a geographic area) into voting districts so as to give unfair advantage to one party in elections.

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