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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 


An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.

Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune, 07/22/2019

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. foresight

To build or form something by assembling parts.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

2. grueling

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

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

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

An opponent or rival.

3. sociable

An opponent or rival.

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

The extent to which something matters; importance

Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

4. commotion

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance

5. weather

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

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

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

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