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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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

exhilarate

apprehensive

misgivings

abolish


2. A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

sabotage

weather

knoll

subside


3. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

subside

falter

somber

serenity


4. To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

grueling

exasperation

ember

ensure


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

brackish

majority

engross

pristine


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