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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 

PROMENADE

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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 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. Light-Year

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

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

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

The arrangement of events in time


2. Decorum

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


3. Toxin

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

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

An embankment built to prevent flooding

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night


4. Aspire

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


5. Hieroglyphic

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.


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