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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 

COMMODITY

DEFINITION:
An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post, 07/26/2021

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

impact

observe

furtive

recluse


2. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

attentive

zeal

analyze

element


3. To make happy, cheer up.

topic

exhilarate

primarily

ensure


4. To cause to float easily or gently through the air

scarcity

waft

bluff

brackish


5. To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

jabber

monotonous

relationship

aplomb


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