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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 

JIHAD

DEFINITION:
An Arabic word meaning striving or struggling. In Islam, it is “striving in the path of God.” It is often used to refer to a "holy war" or a vigorous campaign against perceived foes.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Top leaders of the Illinois Republican Party launched an effort at damage control Sunday after a social media post echoed President Donald Trump’s criticism of four Democratic congresswoman and went further, referring to them in a movie-type poster of being a “jihad squad” and contending they believe any criticism is racist.
The Chicago Tribune, 07/22/2019

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. scurry

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

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

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.


2. monotonous

To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

To waver or be unsteady.

Having an unvarying tone or pitch


3. evidence

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

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

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

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


4. misgivings

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

Emitting light; glowing brightly

Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

Capable of doing many things competently


5. scarcity

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

To completely engage the attention of.


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