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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 

ASYLUM

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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

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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. A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

primarily

analogy

chronological

reference


2. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

reference

outlandish

classify

aptitude


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

ensure

contributions

source

waft


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

luminous

muster

clarify

grueling


5. Formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

grueling

eavesdrop

terse

abolish


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