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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 

INCOMPETENCE

DEFINITION:
Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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

persistent

jostle

guarantee

classify


2. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

brackish

interdependence

falter

observe


3. The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

waver

weather

pristine

waft


4. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

waft

value

obscure

aplomb


5. The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

scurry

tactic

current

source


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