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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 


Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. concoction

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

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

To follow a winding course

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

2. emerge

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

To come into view.

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

3. commotion

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

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

To make something by merging parts.

4. persistent

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

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

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

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

5. relationship

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

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

Flexible, liable to change.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

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