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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. A small hill or mound.

knoll

subside

symbolism

restitution


2. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

brackish

emerge

meander

waft


3. The extent to which something matters; importance

significance

relationship

barricade

luminous


4. To make stable or firm; to confirm.

establish

repugnant

impending

ignite


5. To build or form something by assembling parts.

impending

ignite

obscure

construct


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