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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. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

narrate

egregious

falter

vigilant


2. To make stable or firm; to confirm.

attentive

precipice

establish

weather


3. The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

relationship

compose

zeal

counter


4. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

majority

dismal

versatile

subside


5. A glowing piece of coal or wood.

recluse

furtive

various

ember


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This Week's Word In The News 

RESCIND

DEFINITION:
To make void; repeal or annul. To invalidate by a later action or a higher authority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Last month, the Lee County School Board approved a moratorium on all state-mandated tests — a vote it later rescinded after learning the school district could lose millions of dollars in state funding.
The Miami Herald, 09/22/2014