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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 

UNSOLICITED

DEFINITION:
Not requested or invited; unwelcome.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was an unsolicited copy of The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet with ties to a cult-like Chinese spiritual group called Falun Gong, whose leader has claimed he can levitate and perform healing miracles.
The Denver Post, 11/11/2019

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. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

similar

engross

classify

repugnant


2. The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

circumference

habitation

majority

jut


3. A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

jut

barricade

swarm

gusto


4. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

kindle

observe

counter

stamina


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

waver

deft

pertinent

luminous


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