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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

SPOUTING

DEFINITION:
Expressing views or ideas in a lengthy, declamatory, and unreflective way

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
On Saturday, speakers at the For God and Country Patriot Double Down event riled the couple hundred people who showed up to the Ahern Hotel by spouting unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election and casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 10/25/2021

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

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

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


2. Virtuoso

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates


3. Tsunami

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

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.


4. Alliteration

Having a backbone or spinal column.

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

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

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


5. Jaunty

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

The arrangement of events in time

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


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