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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 

IMPROMPTU

DEFINITION:
Made or done without previous preparation;suddenly or hastily prepared;improvised.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The order even allows liquor stores and recreational cannabis dispensaries to remain open for business should the second week of impromptu homeschooling create an essential need.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/23/2020

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. luminous

To make something by merging parts.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

Emitting light; glowing brightly

A feeling of contempt or scorn.


2. egregious

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

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

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.

More than half (50%) of some group


3. gusto

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

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

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen


4. frequency

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

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

Brief, concise, to the point.

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


5. muster

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

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

A bold, or arrogant strut.


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