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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 

RUPTURE

DEFINITION:
To break or burst; to cause a breach of.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
One of the heartbreaking consequences of this pandemic is how it has ruptured the rituals of death and dying.
The Boston Globe, 04/06/2020

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Words in the News Quiz
5 High School 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. Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Quasar

Deciduous

Wrought

Nonsectarian


2. Logical incongruity

Contradiction

Nanotechnology

Parameter

Abstemious


3. Everyday; commonplace.

Jejune

Quotidian

Feckless

Kowtow


4. Clear to the understanding.

Kowtow

Diffident

Thermodynamics

Lucid


5. The lowest point

Photosynthesis

Nadir

Antebellum

Vacuous


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