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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. Existing or occurring at the moment.

potential

grueling

current

abolish


2. Emitting light; glowing brightly

luminous

bluff

exasperation

counter


3. The brink of a dangerous situation.

exasperation

counter

degree

precipice


4. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

obscure

brackish

waft

foresight


5. The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

repugnant

exhilarate

destination

commotion


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