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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 


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

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. jargon

Hidden, secret

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

A small hill or mound.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

2. observe

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

To waver or be unsteady.

To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

Flexible, liable to change.

3. weather

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

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

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

4. clarify

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

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

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

5. translucent

Capable of doing many things competently

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

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

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

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