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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. The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

frequency

analogy

method

impending


2. To make something by merging parts.

headway

compose

emerge

ignite


3. The dividing line or location between two areas.

boundary

convey

hasten

apprehensive


4. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

concoction

banish

establish

degree


5. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

vigilant

affect

impact

unsightly


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This Week's Word In The News 

DEFAMATORY

DEFINITION:
Injurious to someone's name or reputation.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In an equally unusual turn, prosecutors fired back by calling Walker's comments inaccurate, offensive and defamatory — with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm suggesting Walker could be criminally charged for lying.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/27/2015