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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 

JAYWALKING

DEFINITION:
Walking across a street outside of marked cross-walks and not at a corner, and/or against a signal light.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A jaywalking pedestrian died early Sunday when a Cadillac Escalade slammed into him as he crossed East Colfax Avenue in a dimly lit area, Aurora police said.
The Denver Post, 06/20/2016

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. So difficult or taxing as to make one exhausted; backbreaking.

waver

grueling

destination

debris


2. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

pristine

quell

primarily

illuminate


3. Hidden, secret

illuminate

imperious

stamina

recluse


4. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

deft

muster

momentum

unsightly


5. A bold, or arrogant strut.

unsightly

contortion

swagger

evidence


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