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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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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. The dividing line or location between two areas.

foresight

waver

degree

boundary


2. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

abolish

compromise

serenity

imperious


3. Something small enough to escape casual notice.

detail

majority

ignite

precipice


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

precipice

quell

exasperation

eavesdrop


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

concoction

falter

banish

obstacles


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