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

ember

similar

knoll

tactic


2. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

emerge

illuminate

chronological

reflection


3. To finish successfully

circumference

accomplish

current

quell


4. To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

waft

jabber

evidence

majority


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

materialize

topic

narrate

meticulous


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This Week's Word In The News 

CONTRABAND

DEFINITION:
Anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
contraband smuggling had become so widespread and lucrative that rank-and-file guards made more money selling $200 packs of cigarettes than they would if they were promoted to a $38,000-a-year lieutenant’s post.
The Miami Herald, 02/02/2015


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