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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 

SHUTDOWN

DEFINITION:
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune, 11/19/2018

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. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

value

weather

contributions

diminish


2. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

meticulous

observe

persistent

affect


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

ember

brackish

ignite

influence


4. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

interpret

stamina

subside

fragrance


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

exhilarate

zeal

banish

barricade


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