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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 result or outcome of a cause.

impact

effect

commotion

ignite


2. A measurement one can compare to.

reference

aplomb

guarantee

analogy


3. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

tactic

evidence

establish

malleable


4. The brink of a dangerous situation.

establish

malleable

topic

precipice


5. A small hill or mound.

exhilarate

attentive

knoll

ensure


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This Week's Word In The News 

DYSFUNCTIONAL 

DEFINITION:
Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s the genesis of gridlock and dysfunctional government: A trio of Republican candidates for the state House has delivered a manifesto demanding no compromise or consensus building with Democrats in the next term.
The Detroit News, 09/29/2014