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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 


Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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. ensure

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

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

A measurement one can compare to.

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

2. misgivings

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

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

A pleasant smell or odour.

3. chronological

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

4. commotion

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

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

5. impending

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

Existing or occurring at the moment.

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