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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 

MICROCEPHALY

DEFINITION:
Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the brain does not develop properly resulting in a smaller than normal head.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Pregnant women are considered to be at the greatest risk from the Zika virus because it can cause microcephaly and other birth defects.
The Miami Herald, 08/01/2016

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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 ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

unsightly

compose

element

foresight


2. Anything that assures a certain outcome.

boundary

similar

malleable

guarantee


3. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

jargon

exasperation

terse

aptitude


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

conspicuous

eavesdrop

compromise

economy


5. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

symbolism

cause

contributions

egregious


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