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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 

METEOROLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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. Progress toward a goal.

swagger

establish

headway

bluff


2. What something does or is used for.

function

reduce

scurry

jostle


3. The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

jabber

value

gusto

serenity


4. A feeling of contempt or scorn.

chronological

guarantee

disdain

convey


5. Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

dismal

exasperation

diminish

interdependence


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