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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. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

contortion

specimen

topic

attentive


2. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

materialize

conspicuous

destination

aptitude


3. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

symbolism

potential

influence

ominous


4. A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

ominous

compose

counter

multitude


5. An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

diminish

reference

muster

kindle


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