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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 

EXCESSIVE

DEFINITION:
Going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by excess.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Officers who use excessive force will face additional criminal penalties, including up to 10 years in prison.
The Baltimore Sun, 04/12/2021

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 person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

source

document

contributions

narrate


2. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

deft

attentive

multitude

scarcity


3. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

scarcity

pertinent

replenish

ominous


4. A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

versatile

sabotage

counter

except


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

defiance

ensure

serenity

method


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