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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. Analogy

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


2. Salmonella

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

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

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


3. Strategy

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

To stress or emphasize; intensify

To proclaim publicly

The arrangement of events in time


4. Impertinent

The arrangement of events in time

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

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

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark


5. Light-Year

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

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

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

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,


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