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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. To make happy, cheer up.

pristine

analyze

symbolism

exhilarate


2. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

exasperation

serenity

vigilant

infer


3. To cause to float easily or gently through the air

misgivings

adversary

waft

affect


4. Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

restitution

debris

impending

quell


5. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

foresight

reduce

meticulous

scurry


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