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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. To finish successfully

accomplish

topic

infer

attentive


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

destination

repugnant

analogy

reference


3. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

reference

barricade

brackish

stamina


4. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

waver

economy

current

ominous


5. To make happy, cheer up.

current

ominous

jut

exhilarate


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This Week's Word In The News 

STRUCTURED

DEFINITION:
Having a well-defined structure or organization; highly organized.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The school environment is highly structured, with a focus on safety and high behavioral standards.
The Denver Post, 08/18/2014