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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. deft

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility


2. contortion

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.


3. dispel

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

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

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.


4. vigilant

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.


5. tactic

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care


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