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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 

OUTLIER

DEFINITION:
Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe, 10/14/2019

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. The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

debris

area

circumference

swarm


2. To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

obscure

similar

pristine

brandish


3. To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

misgivings

acquire

impact

grueling


4. The system of production and distribution and consumption.

economy

establish

luminous

aptitude


5. Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

aptitude

pertinent

topic

impending


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