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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 

SMATTERING

DEFINITION:
A small, scattered amount or number.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A smattering remain, but he still counts his shop among a handful left in the Bay Area.
The San Jose Mercury News, 06/27/2016

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 move in a quick fashion.

waver

recluse

meander

hasten


2. A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

brackish

momentum

compromise

destination


3. Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

uncanny

interpret

clarify

diminish


4. To bump into or brush against while in motion.

jostle

restitution

similar

contributions


5. To finish successfully

materialize

accomplish

adversary

luminous


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