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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


Prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.

Howard County’s school superintendent called an incident captured on video Thursday showing staff restraining and hitting a student in the Howard High School cafeteria “upsetting” and said police and school officials are investigating.
The Baltimore Sun, 12/06/2021

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. evidence

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

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

2. chronological

Brief, concise, to the point.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

3. brandish

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

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

Of a central nature, first and foremost

A small hill or mound.

4. counter

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

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

A measurement one can compare to.

5. pertinent

To follow a winding course

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

Obvious or easy to notice.

A bold, or arrogant strut.

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