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Words in the News

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 

TABLEAU

DEFINITION:
A picturesque grouping of persons or objects; a striking scene.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
More than 600 “sister marches” were planned around the world, and plenty of men were part of the tableau, too.
The Detroit News, 01/23/2017

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Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary 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. Of a central nature, first and foremost

primarily

exhilarate

contributions

affect


2. A great amount or number, often of people.

multitude

waft

frequency

specimen


3. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

momentum

materialize

vigilant

analyze


4. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

meticulous

infer

precipice

reference


5. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

persistent

repugnant

foresight

boundary


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