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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 

SENSITIVITY

DEFINITION:
The quality or condition of being sensitive. Subject to an awareness of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The case highlights the sensitivity of open records cases involving the DNR — an agency that under Gov. Scott Walker has come under fire from environmentalists and conservationists for a more pro-business tilt.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/15/2016

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. Connection or association; the condition of being related.

serenity

relationship

uncanny

furtive


2. Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

furtive

potential

pristine

pertinent


3. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

unsightly

vigilant

persistent

precipice


4. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

abolish

dispel

waver

compromise


5. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

minority

reference

gusto

clarify


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