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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 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 

INTERACTION

DEFINITION:
The action or influence of people, groups, or things on one another.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal, state and local law enforcement were already aware of Reinking, 29, "due to previous interactions," police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal, 04/23/2018

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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. To build or form something by assembling parts.

sociable

evidence

luminous

construct


2. More than half (50%) of some group

majority

relationship

exhilarate

function


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

exhilarate

function

guarantee

counter


4. Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

egregious

emerge

imperious

interdependence


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

materialize

grueling

vigilant

value


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