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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 

DESCRIPTION

DEFINITION:
A statement or an account describing something.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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. abolish

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)


2. somber

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.


3. method

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.


4. reflection

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it


5. gusto

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

Of a central nature, first and foremost

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.


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