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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 


A capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. element

Brief, concise, to the point.

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.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

2. stamina

Having an unvarying tone or pitch

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

The brink of a dangerous situation.

3. compose

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

To make something by merging parts.

The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

4. chronological

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

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

To clarify or make something understandable

5. defiance

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

Displeasing to the eye

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

To set fire to (something), to light (something)

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