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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.
This Week's Word In The News 

TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post, 05/02/2016

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Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

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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. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

ominous

potential

conspicuous

banish


2. The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

acquire

stamina

grueling

similar


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

relationship

jabber

eavesdrop

barricade


4. What something does or is used for.

function

unsightly

boundary

quell


5. To follow a winding course

cause

meander

interdependence

meticulous


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