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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 

DEVASTATING

DEFINITION:
Tending or threatening to lay to waste or overwhelm.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Secret Service on Thursday published a national school safety guide that urged districts to take major steps in the wake of continuing school shootings, like February’s devastating attack that killed 17 in Parkland, Fla.
The Dayton Daily News, 07/16/2018

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. impact

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest


2. grueling

To move in a quick fashion.

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

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


3. restitution

A process of compensation for losses.

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

Brief, concise, to the point.

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


4. similar

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

To end, to come to an end.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number


5. knoll

A small hill or mound.

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

To come into view.

Timid, fearful, overly cautious


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