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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 

TRANSITIONAL

DEFINITION:
Relating to or characterized by transition; "adolescence is a transitional stage between childhood and adulthood"

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The 100 or so residents watching at The Crossing, a transitional shelter in northwest Denver, began to dance.
The Denver Post, 02/08/2016

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

unsightly

acquire

barricade

jut


2. To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

uncanny

ensure

illuminate

egregious


3. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

deft

abolish

various

waft


4. To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

precipice

replenish

foresight

pertinent


5. Capable of doing many things competently

pertinent

conclude

furtive

versatile


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