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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 

CHAPARRAL

DEFINITION:
An area covered by a dense growth of mostly small-leaved evergreen shrubs.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The fire, burning mostly through timber, heavy logging slash and chaparral, was first reported on July 8.
The Denver Post, 07/18/2016

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. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

meander

reduce

potential

waver


2. Emitting light; glowing brightly

translucent

similar

luminous

detail


3. Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

waft

topic

defiance

exasperation


4. The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

foresight

specimen

construct

apprehensive


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

apprehensive

sabotage

persistent

malleable


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