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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 

REGISTRY

DEFINITION:
An official written record of names or events or transactions.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The university will not cooperate with any federal effort to create a registry of individuals based on any protected characteristics such as religion, national origin, race or sexual orientation.
The San Jose Mercury News, 12/05/2016

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. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

conspicuous

vigilant

aplomb

habitation


2. To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

headway

counter

effect

brandish


3. More than half (50%) of some group

majority

zeal

emerge

serenity


4. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

serenity

similar

element

frequency


5. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

sociable

repugnant

barricade

degree


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