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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 

DIRE

DEFINITION:
Causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As insulin prices have soared, some people have been forced to pursue alternatives such as seeking options from other countries, lower-quality products or rationing their supply of insulin, which can have dire consequences.
The Chicago Tribune, 01/27/2020

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. narrate

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

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

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion


2. weather

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

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

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.


3. banish

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

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

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.


4. habitation

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

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.


5. concoction

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

A particular geographic region.


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