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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 

PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

classify

pristine

jargon

analyze


2. Having an unvarying tone or pitch

monotonous

somber

quell

scarcity


3. To build or form something by assembling parts.

apprehensive

construct

frequency

cause


4. 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.

similar

influence

reflection

boundary


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

bluff

clarify

brackish

falter


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