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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 

TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post, 05/02/2016

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. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

egregious

waft

element

monotonous


2. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

element

monotonous

dispel

waver


3. A feeling of contempt or scorn.

narrate

eavesdrop

disdain

influence


4. To clarify or make something understandable

banish

construct

conclude

illuminate


5. To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

ensure

ember

bluff

grueling


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