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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 

MICROCEPHALY

DEFINITION:
Microcephaly is a medical condition in which the brain does not develop properly resulting in a smaller than normal head.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Pregnant women are considered to be at the greatest risk from the Zika virus because it can cause microcephaly and other birth defects.
The Miami Herald, 08/01/2016

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. Having an unvarying tone or pitch

materialize

establish

monotonous

topic


2. Dark, faint or indistinct.

restitution

obscure

recuperate

swarm


3. Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

defiance

clarify

dismal

analogy


4. 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.

unsightly

precipice

influence

impending


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

waft

zeal

exasperation

engross


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