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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. Capable of doing many things competently

fragrance

versatile

emerge

egregious


2. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

observe

dispel

oppose

furtive


3. Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

gusto

pristine

waver

bluff


4. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

acquire

specimen

recuperate

construct


5. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

serenity

engross

subside

waft


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This Week's Word In The News 

CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post , 04/14/2014

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