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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.
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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. A measurement one can compare to.

illuminate

bluff

reference

interdependence


2. A bold, or arrogant strut.

egregious

swagger

engross

disdain


3. The system of production and distribution and consumption.

majority

dispel

economy

destination


4. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

recluse

replenish

aplomb

ignite


5. A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

eavesdrop

unsightly

conclude

method


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This Week's Word In The News 

COLIFORM

DEFINITION:
Relating to a rod-shaped bacteria normally present in the intestine

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Company officials said tests indicate that water in the affected area has E. coli and total coliform, bacteria that can make people sick.
The San Jose Mercury News, 07/27/2015