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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 High 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. Wrought

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Put together; created.

Having one’s true identity concealed.


2. Parabola

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


3. Nihilism

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.

A system of names used in an art or science:

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.


4. Parameter

Division into ordered groups or categories.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.


5. Nonsectarian

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

The use of unnecessarily wordy and indirect language.

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.


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