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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 


Provoking horror; horrible.

“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. momentum

A process of compensation for losses.

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

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

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.

2. analyze

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

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

3. disdain

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

To move in a quick fashion.

4. monotonous

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

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

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

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

5. element

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.

What something does or is used for.

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

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

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