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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.

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 relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

narrate

ember

materialize

persistent


2. 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.

materialize

persistent

boundary

influence


3. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

sabotage

function

establish

value


4. A particular geographic region.

luminous

area

knoll

symbolism


5. To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

jabber

convey

potential

contributions


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This Week's Word In The News 

LANDFALL

DEFINITION:
The reaching of land by an oceanic storm or a part, especially the eye, of a storm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
We now enter our 10th year since then and still not a single hurricane has had a Florida landfall.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/22/2015