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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 

PROMENADE

DEFINITION:
A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

conspicuous

obstacles

circumference

aplomb


2. To influence or alter.

aplomb

jargon

element

affect


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

habitation

observe

replenish

muster


4. A feeling of contempt or scorn.

disdain

jabber

malleable

document


5. Of a central nature, first and foremost

malleable

document

source

primarily


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