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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 


Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. interpret

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

Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

2. pertinent

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

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

3. impact

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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

4. majority

More than half (50%) of some group

Hidden, secret

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

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

5. malleable

Flexible, liable to change.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

To make smaller.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

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