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Words in the News

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 

ALIGN

DEFINITION:
To bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Vaccinated Ohioans will no longer need to wear masks under forthcoming state health orders that will be revised to align with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Akron Beacon Journal, 05/17/2021

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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. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

interpret

relationship

illuminate

obstacles


2. Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

attentive

engross

frequency

analyze


3. To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

analyze

observe

classify

swagger


4. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

current

debris

tactic

commotion


5. Of a central nature, first and foremost

primarily

muster

apprehensive

imperious


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