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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 

MOCK

DEFINITION:
Pretended; sham; counterfeit.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One Twitter user said, ‘‘After the terrible events #lastnightinSweden, IKEA have sold out of this’’ and posted a mock Ikea instruction manual on how to build a ‘‘Border Wall.’’
The Boston Globe, 02/20/2017

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 smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

somber

engross

minority

brandish


2. The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

circumference

deft

except

disdain


3. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

influence

function

acquire

narrate


4. A state of confused and noisy disturbance

narrate

clarify

commotion

symbolism


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

kindle

topic

barricade

area


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