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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DETRIMENTAL

DEFINITION:
Causing harm or damage.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
With the A’s relocation process in motion, if the court found SB1 to be unconstitutional, it would be detrimental to the team and all parties involved in the stadium process, according to the A’s.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/22/2024

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. 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.

brandish

impact

aplomb

influence


2. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

obstacles

exasperation

jostle

momentum


3. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

economy

kindle

weather

specimen


4. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

analyze

materialize

scurry

circumference


5. A state of confused and noisy disturbance

terse

commotion

pristine

translucent


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