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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 


Lack of ability or capacity. Lack of physical or intellectual ability or qualifications.

Florida ? forever the land of hanging chads, marred by the stain of electoral incompetence ? found itself Saturday embroiled in a recount lollapalooza that recalled the presidential limbo of 18 years ago that made the state a national joke.
The Palm Beach Post, 11/12/2018

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. frequency

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

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

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

2. pertinent

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

Of a central nature, first and foremost

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

3. weather

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

Obvious or easy to notice.

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

4. recuperate

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

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

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

5. reduce

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

To make stable or firm; to confirm.

A particular geographic region.

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