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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 


Something that is the result of an action, decision, etc.

The political ramifications are big and at least on paper favors Democrats, as Puerto Ricans tend to vote for the party.
The Tampa Bay Times, 11/13/2017

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. interdependence

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

Dependent on each other

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

To make something by merging parts.

2. muster

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

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

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

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

3. reduce

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

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

To make stable or firm; to confirm.

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

4. chronological

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

5. habitation

Capable of doing many things competently

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

To end, to come to an end.

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