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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

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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. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

scarcity

various

narrate

defiance


2. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

defiance

dismal

chronological

sociable


3. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

similar

majority

reduce

knoll


4. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

restitution

somber

debris

accomplish


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

establish

obscure

infer

counter


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