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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 security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School 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. Chromosome

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

A system of names used in an art or science:

Put together; created.

2. Lugubrious

Put together; created.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

3. Precipitous

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

Very talkative; garrulous.

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

4. Kinetic

Quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgment or insight.

Eating and drinking in moderation.

Falling off or shed at a specific season or stage of growth:

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

5. Hemoglobin

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.

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