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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 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

somber

establish

current

observe


2. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

symbolism

similar

guarantee

disdain


3. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

function

waver

effect

jut


4. Progress toward a goal.

jut

concoction

subside

headway


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

chronological

emerge

ominous

reduce


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