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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 


To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. interdependence

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

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

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

Dependent on each other

2. quell

To build or form something by assembling parts.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Emitting light; glowing brightly

3. counter

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

To move in a quick fashion.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

4. falter

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

To waver or be unsteady.

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

5. scurry

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

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