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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 

ESSENTIAL

DEFINITION:
Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 03/30/2020

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. Division into ordered groups or categories.

Winnow

Taxonomy

Metamorphosis

Filibuster


2. Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid.

Filibuster

Polymer

Paradigm

Vehement


3. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Enfranchise

Sanguine

Mitosis

Equinox


4. A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

Mitosis

Equinox

Respiration

Parabola


5. A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

Diffident

Incontrovertible

Soliloquy

Infrastructure


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