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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 


Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.

He did not specify the problems he saw, but other school officials said moldy classrooms, dirty walls and poorly functioning doors and windows were key concerns on the campus.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/24/2019

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. Vaccine

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

2. Stereotype

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

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

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

3. Quandary

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

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

4. Ozone

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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

5. Nuisance

The arrangement of events in time

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

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


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