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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 


To take funds, especially illegally or deceitfully, from another source in small increments.

According to Forbes, Ross is alleged to have siphoned or stolen more than $120 million from business partners and customers.
The Boston Globe, 08/13/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

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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. obstacles

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

The dividing line or location between two areas.

A small hill or mound.

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

2. detail

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

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

3. degree

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

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

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

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

4. sociable

The extent to which something matters; importance

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

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

A measurement one can compare to.

5. recluse

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

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

Hidden, secret

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

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