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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 


Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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

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

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

2. weather

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

An opponent or rival.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

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

3. vigilant

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

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

Of a central nature, first and foremost

4. debris

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

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

Progress toward a goal.

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

5. outlandish

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

Bizarre, strange

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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