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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 


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

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 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. Fiduciary

Clear to the understanding.

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

To modify, as by shortening or simplifying or by skewing the content in a certain manner.

The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.

2. Notarize

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

3. Orthography

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

The process in cell division by which the nucleus divides.

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

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

4. Lexicon

The lowest point

Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

5. Vacuous

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

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

Lacking serious purpose or occupation; idle.

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

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