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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 

SPECULATE

DEFINITION:
To indulge in conjectural thought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Asked Sunday morning whether wind speeds could have contributed to the crash, Bradley said he would “not begin to speculate.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 02/12/2018

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. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

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

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


2. Dialogue

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.


3. Laconic

Self-examination.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.


4. Sect

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.


5. Boisterous

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct


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