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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 

GROUNDWORK

DEFINITION:
To do work in preparation for work that will be done later; preparation made beforehand.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Pence served as Donald Trump’s vice president and since his former boss’ electoral defeat in November has seemingly been laying the groundwork for a potential White House run.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 06/21/2021

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. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

impending

classify

symbolism

emerge


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

waver

reduce

muster

reflection


3. The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

aptitude

stamina

conclude

bluff


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

establish

dispel

zeal

meticulous


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

jabber

contortion

document

dismal


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