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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 

SHUTDOWN

DEFINITION:
A cessation of operations or activity, as at a factory or government department.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
"If I was ever going to do a shutdown over border security - when you look at the caravan, when you look at the mess, when you look at the people coming in," the president said.
The Chicago Tribune, 11/19/2018

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. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

terse

kindle

conspicuous

symbolism


2. The extent to which something matters; importance

waft

compose

primarily

significance


3. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

specimen

area

similar

multitude


4. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

multitude

oppose

impact

clarify


5. The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

muster

minority

replenish

guarantee


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