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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 

INFALLIBLE

DEFINITION:
Not capable of being wrong or making mistakes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Students in Minnesota public high schools soon could earn credit for courses that teach the Bible or the Qur’an as infallible truth under a proposal now before the Minnesota Legislature.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/27/2017

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. falter

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

To waver or be unsteady.

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.


2. chronological

A great amount or number, often of people.

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.


3. except

Dependent on each other

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

Brief, concise, to the point.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.


4. boundary

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

To influence or alter.

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.

The dividing line or location between two areas.


5. gusto

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress


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