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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 

DISTINCTION

DEFINITION:
A difference or contrast between similar things or people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Here’s one more dubious distinction for San Jose and San Francisco: The two metro areas are the runaway national leaders in the amount of household income needed to buy a house.
The San Jose Mercury News, 11/27/2017

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. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

quell

vulnerable

falter

scurry


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

scurry

deft

relationship

obstacles


3. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

eavesdrop

aplomb

fragrance

scarcity


4. To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

materialize

narrate

construct

attentive


5. To follow a winding course

meander

guarantee

momentum

sociable


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