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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

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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. accomplish

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

To finish successfully

Self-confidence; poise; composure.

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

2. counter

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

To attempt to stop the progression of.

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

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

3. reduce

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

Explain the meaning of (information, words, or actions)

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

4. multitude

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

A great amount or number, often of people.

5. method

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

Flexible, liable to change.

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

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

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