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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 

TENURE

DEFINITION:
A status granted after a trial period to a teacher or professor that gives protection from summary dismissal.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lupita Montoya, who holds a doctorate from Stanford University, was denied both tenure and a chance to re-review her application after working in the college’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering since 2010.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 02/17/2020

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. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

recluse

repugnant

conspicuous

banish


2. Having an unvarying tone or pitch

monotonous

source

imperious

barricade


3. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

barricade

muster

jargon

convey


4. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

influence

scurry

circumference

observe


5. The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

luminous

headway

exasperation

adversary


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