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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. Dependent on each other

interdependence

establish

knoll

momentum


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

knoll

momentum

misgivings

weather


3. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

monotonous

dispel

precipice

materialize


4. The system of production and distribution and consumption.

waver

infer

translucent

economy


5. To cause to float easily or gently through the air

imperious

cause

waft

detail


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