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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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

DILAPIDATED

DEFINITION:
A state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Before the shooting on Monday, 35 people worked at the California Terra Garden and some of them lived in a collection of dilapidated trailers and make-shift homes, where they paid $300 a month in rent, according to a company spokesperson.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/30/2023

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. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

chronological

degree

swarm

ember


2. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

destination

contributions

cause

eavesdrop


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

cause

eavesdrop

exhilarate

muster


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

habitation

various

stamina

detail


5. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

area

subside

exasperation

relationship


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