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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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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

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. Progress toward a goal.

effect

headway

multitude

interpret


2. A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

interpret

serenity

potential

swarm


3. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

obscure

foresight

debris

misgivings


4. 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.

frequency

affect

element

narrate


5. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

commotion

contributions

infer

obstacles


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