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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. Mosaic

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

A rebirth or revival.

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

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


2. Tumult

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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


3. Enthusiastic

Having a backbone or spinal column.

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm


4. Bizarre

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

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

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd


5. Boisterous

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


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