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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 


The study of the brain related to specific psychological processes and behaviors.

Local experts in mental health, political science and neuropsychology told the Dayton Daily News that elections can be a difficult time for mental health as strongly held beliefs can be challenged by deep political divides.
Dayton Daily News, 07/22/2024

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. minority

To finish successfully

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

2. unsightly

Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

Displeasing to the eye

3. apprehensive

Existing or occurring at the moment.

To end, to come to an end.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

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

4. destination

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

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

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

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

5. somber

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

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

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