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

serenity

potential

sociable

document


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

contortion

imperious

swagger

brackish


3. An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

interpret

frequency

vulnerable

degree


4. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

multitude

repugnant

banish

barricade


5. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

similar

pristine

concoction

symbolism


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This Week's Word In The News 

BREACH

DEFINITION:
An opening, tear, or rupture. A violation or infraction.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Massive data breaches at retailers like Home Depot and Target are finally pushing credit card issuers to adopt the technology known as “chip and PIN” which is much more secure than the magnetic swipe strips used in the United States.
The Boston Globe, 04/20/2015