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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 

OUTLANDISH

DEFINITION:
Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/2019

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. A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

brackish

contortion

scarcity

meticulous


2. A great amount or number, often of people.

meticulous

emerge

reflection

multitude


3. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

barricade

materialize

vulnerable

sociable


4. Capable of doing many things competently

ember

versatile

guarantee

value


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

narrate

headway

source

impact


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