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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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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. A particular geographic region.

area

emerge

pertinent

meticulous


2. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

persistent

minority

tactic

commotion


3. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

tactic

commotion

waver

momentum


4. Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

bluff

outlandish

pristine

concoction


5. A great amount or number, often of people.

multitude

reduce

jabber

majority


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