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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 capsule is a structure that contains something else, such as medicine. A space capsule is a spacecraft that uses a blunt-body vehicle to reenter the Earth's atmosphere without wings.

It’s taken six years to forge SpaceX and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and on Sunday at 2:48 p.m., a capsule containing astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down off the coast of Pensacola.
The Chicago Tribune, 08/03/2020

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. obstacles

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

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

Flexible, liable to change.

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

2. source

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

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

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way

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

3. symbolism

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

To bump into or brush against while in motion.

Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

4. vulnerable

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

Capable of doing many things competently

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

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

5. contributions

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

What something does or is used for.

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

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