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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 

JAYWALKING

DEFINITION:
Walking across a street outside of marked cross-walks and not at a corner, and/or against a signal light.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A jaywalking pedestrian died early Sunday when a Cadillac Escalade slammed into him as he crossed East Colfax Avenue in a dimly lit area, Aurora police said.
The Denver Post, 06/20/2016

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. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Diffident

Lucid

Oligarchy

Nihilism


2. Deception by trickery or sophistry.

Oligarchy

Nihilism

Enervate

Chicanery


3. An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Photosynthesis

Feckless

Suffragist

Plasma


4. Playfully jocular; humorous

Vehement

Quotidian

Facetious

Hypotenuse


5. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Notarize

Chromosome

Enfranchise

Reciprocal


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