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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 


Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. waver

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

Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

2. affect

To influence or alter.

Emitting light; glowing brightly

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

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

3. primarily

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

Of a central nature, first and foremost

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

4. emerge

Displeasing to the eye

To come into view.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

5. classify

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

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

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

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