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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 

MANDATORY

DEFINITION:
Authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Back in Sonoma, resident Paul Giles had evacuated Tuesday, but after hearing reports about Saturday morning’s fires, he returned to check on his house, located in a mandatory evacuation zone a few miles east of downtown.
The San Jose Mercury News, 10/16/2017

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. An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

accomplish

zeal

muster

impact


2. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

influence

furtive

illuminate

disdain


3. Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

illuminate

disdain

precipice

debris


4. The system of production and distribution and consumption.

dispel

economy

emerge

scurry


5. 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.

sabotage

element

clarify

cause


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