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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 

LOCKDOWN

DEFINITION:
A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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. Tempo

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.


2. Random

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

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

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


3. Despondent

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

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Being without or almost without hope


4. Bandolier

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

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


5. Quota

A proportional part or share.

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.


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