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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

COMMODITY

DEFINITION:
An article of trade or commerce, especially a product as distinguished from a service. Something of use, advantage, or value.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Proponents contend subjugating nature as a commodity, used to satisfy human demands, is leading to disaster as the climate warms, and they’re pressing for a new paradigm.
The Denver Post, 07/26/2021

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. precipice

The brink of a dangerous situation.

So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.


2. narrate

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

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

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.


3. value

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

To make smaller.

A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable


4. gusto

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

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

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor


5. boundary

Disappointingly inadequate; gloomy and bleak.

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

The dividing line or location between two areas.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.


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