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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 

TREATABLE

DEFINITION:
Possible to treat; responsive to treatment: a treatable disorder.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
She likened current attitudes toward mental illness to the 1980s attitude toward AIDS, even though diseases of the brain are generally as treatable today as diseases elsewhere in the body.
The Denver Post, 05/02/2016

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 identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

stamina

waver

classify

counter


2. To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

unsightly

recuperate

ensure

brackish


3. Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

habitation

interpret

uncanny

relationship


4. Of a central nature, first and foremost

relationship

cunning

zeal

primarily


5. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

multitude

aptitude

commotion

aplomb


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