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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 

STAUNCH

DEFINITION:
Very loyal and committed in attitude; constant, faithful, resolute, or steadfast.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Although Grassley has remained a staunch conservative, he at times disagreed with former Republican President Donald Trump.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 09/27/2021

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. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

foresight

engross

value

jargon


2. To set fire to (something), to light (something)

barricade

ignite

relationship

kindle


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

kindle

analyze

frequency

topic


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

meander

degree

egregious

brackish


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

contributions

contortion

counter

exasperation


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