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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 

SKYROCKETING

DEFINITION:
To rise rapidly and suddenly.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Bay Area’s wages are getting higher, far outpacing most of the country, but more residents are finding their paychecks can’t keep up with the region’s skyrocketing cost of living.
The San Jose Mercury News, 09/26/2016

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

illuminate

obscure

jostle

source


2. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

furtive

economy

gusto

acquire


3. Something small enough to escape casual notice.

acquire

reference

detail

debris


4. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

jargon

outlandish

disdain

cause


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

zeal

obstacles

swagger

evidence


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