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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 

TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post, 02/08/2016

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. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

illuminate

chronological

significance

document


2. The fervor or tireless devotion for a person, cause, or ideal and determination in its furtherance; diligent enthusiasm; powerful interest.

zeal

narrate

materialize

value


3. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

materialize

value

compromise

deft


4. Of a central nature, first and foremost

topic

attentive

primarily

malleable


5. A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

acquire

somber

analogy

classify


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