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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 

RUPTURE

DEFINITION:
To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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. tactic

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

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


2. weather

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

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

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

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


3. contortion

A feeling of contempt or scorn.

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

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

To stick out


4. affect

To influence or alter.

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Open resistance; bold disobedience.


5. ensure

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

To clarify or make something understandable


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