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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 


Overgrown or filled with mold; mildewed; musty; fusty; decaying; stale.

He did not specify the problems he saw, but other school officials said moldy classrooms, dirty walls and poorly functioning doors and windows were key concerns on the campus.
The Palm Beach Post, 06/24/2019

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. sabotage

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

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

2. classify

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

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

Capable of doing many things competently

3. recluse

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

Hidden, secret

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

The brink of a dangerous situation.

4. materialize

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

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

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

5. reflection

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

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

Of a central nature, first and foremost

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