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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 


A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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. primarily

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

Of a central nature, first and foremost

A process of compensation for losses.

2. construct

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

To build or form something by assembling parts.

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

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

3. malleable

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

The dividing line or location between two areas.

The result or outcome of a cause.

Flexible, liable to change.

4. impact

Brief, concise, to the point.

To make something by merging parts.

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

5. evidence

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

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