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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.

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. The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

replenish

fragrance

foresight

frequency


2. To make something by merging parts.

compose

value

commotion

function


3. To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

commotion

function

majority

except


4. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

clarify

relationship

specimen

circumference


5. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

circumference

interdependence

brackish

vulnerable


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This Week's Word In The News 

STATUTE

DEFINITION:
A written law passed by a legislative body.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Why Hernandez, mayor of Miami-Dade County’s second-largest city, can’t be charged with violating Florida’s loan-sharking laws is clear: The statute of limitations — one year — ran out long ago.
The Miami Herald, 04/21/2014