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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 

SERENE

DEFINITION:
Calm, peaceful and untroubled; tranquil.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In the heart of San Francisco, there is a place so serene you can’t hear the honking of car horns or the ringing of cell phones or the chatter of daily life.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 09/13/2021

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

egregious

monotonous

unsightly

sociable


2. A process of compensation for losses.

foresight

restitution

exasperation

persistent


3. The dividing line or location between two areas.

persistent

contortion

impending

boundary


4. Flexible, liable to change.

terse

area

observe

malleable


5. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

infer

ignite

jut

influence


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