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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 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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. To attempt to stop the progression of.

egregious

clarify

oppose

somber


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

brackish

multitude

source

destination


3. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

habitation

narrate

jargon

conspicuous


4. Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

abolish

symbolism

economy

area


5. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

economy

area

waft

exasperation


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