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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 

HORRIFIC

DEFINITION:
Provoking horror; horrible.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“We all watched the horrific death of George Floyd on video as witnesses begged the police officer to take him to the police car and get off his neck,” read the statement from attorney Benjamin Crump, who also represents the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, two African-Americans killed in recent high-profile incidents.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/01/2020

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. apprehensive

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

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


2. compromise

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

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

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

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.


3. specimen

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

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

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


4. serenity

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

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

An opponent or rival.


5. contributions

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

To cause to float easily or gently through the air

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

The force or energy of a collision of two objects.


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