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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 


A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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. except

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

2. ominous

To influence or alter.

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

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

3. materialize

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

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

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

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

4. habitation

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

Brief, concise, to the point.

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

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

5. ember

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

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