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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


The state of being legally responsible for something. Liability insurance provides protection against claims resulting from injuries and damage to people and/or property.

In two separate votes, the San Jose City Council on Tuesday night passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance requiring residents who own a gun to carry liability insurance and pay an annual fee aimed at reducing gun violence — a divisive move that is sure to set off a series of legal challenges.
The Mercury News, 01/31/2022

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. serenity

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

Dependent on each other

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

To make smaller.

2. economy

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

Brief, concise, to the point.

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

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

3. compromise

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

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

Emitting light; glowing brightly

4. influence

Emitting light; glowing brightly

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.

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.

5. value

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

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

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

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