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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 


Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, 05/27/2019

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. headway

Progress toward a goal.

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

2. weather

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.

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

To make happy, cheer up.

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

3. furtive

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

4. guarantee

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

To clarify or make something understandable

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

5. recuperate

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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