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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 


Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

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. observe

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

Flexible, liable to change.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

To influence or alter.

2. persistent

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

3. obstacles

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

To make smaller.

The result or outcome of a cause.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

4. commotion

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

5. materialize

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

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