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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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

jabber

misgivings

relationship

apprehensive


2. 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.

element

symbolism

foresight

dispel


3. To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

except

convey

materialize

similar


4. The brink of a dangerous situation.

precipice

kindle

conclude

cunning


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

cunning

ignite

document

weather


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