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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. Existing or occurring at the moment.

quell

abolish

current

specimen


2. To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

eavesdrop

minority

illuminate

weather


3. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

weather

element

cunning

aplomb


4. Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

commotion

uncanny

grueling

convey


5. To set fire to (something), to light (something)

ignite

reduce

apprehensive

bluff


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