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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 

DRACONIAN

DEFINITION:
Rigorous; unusually severe or cruel.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
There are no proposals on the table to make draconian cuts or to make every American pay a fee or tax.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/11/2017

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

scarcity

materialize

frequency

zeal


2. What something does or is used for.

detail

debris

terse

function


3. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

except

deft

obstacles

tactic


4. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

impact

meticulous

infer

symbolism


5. To build or form something by assembling parts.

pertinent

apprehensive

construct

acquire


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