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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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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. To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

unsightly

deft

narrate

aplomb


2. The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

stamina

falter

muster

materialize


3. Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

materialize

contributions

translucent

construct


4. The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

exhilarate

reduce

zeal

analogy


5. A small hill or mound.

knoll

effect

current

source


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