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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 


Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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. topic

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

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

Hidden, secret

2. area

Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

A particular geographic region.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

3. stamina

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.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

4. majority

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

What something does or is used for.

More than half (50%) of some group

To influence or alter.

5. imperious

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

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

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

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