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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 

BORNE

DEFINITION:
Carried or transported or transmitted by the thing specified.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Boston Public Health Commission is warning of a dangerous rat-borne disease that puts the homeless at “high risk” as the rodent population and encampments boom side by side in Mass and Cass.
The Boston Herald, 10/18/2021

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. A state of confused and noisy disturbance

obscure

commotion

pristine

terse


2. The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

terse

primarily

versatile

minority


3. Existing or occurring at the moment.

current

cause

ember

barricade


4. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

ember

barricade

meander

clarify


5. To attempt to stop the progression of.

narrate

boundary

oppose

tactic


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