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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 

DILAPIDATED

DEFINITION:
A state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Before the shooting on Monday, 35 people worked at the California Terra Garden and some of them lived in a collection of dilapidated trailers and make-shift homes, where they paid $300 a month in rent, according to a company spokesperson.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/30/2023

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. abolish

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

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

The source or reason of an event or action

Displeasing to the eye


2. deft

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.


3. recluse

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

Hidden, secret


4. headway

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

Progress toward a goal.


5. vulnerable

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

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

To set fire to (something), to light (something)


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