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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 

SKYWAY

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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 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. scurry

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

Something small enough to escape casual notice.


2. various

Something small enough to escape casual notice.

Of a central nature, first and foremost

Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.


3. weather

The short term state of the atmosphere at a specific time and place, including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, precipitation, wind, etc.

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

What something does or is used for.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.


4. reduce

What something does or is used for.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

Emitting light; glowing brightly

To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.


5. exasperation

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

The result or outcome of a cause.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.


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