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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 


A status granted after a trial period to a teacher or professor that gives protection from summary dismissal.

Lupita Montoya, who holds a doctorate from Stanford University, was denied both tenure and a chance to re-review her application after working in the college’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering since 2010.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 02/17/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 High School 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. Chicanery

Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor.

Cheerfully confident; optimistic.

Deception by trickery or sophistry.

The science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules.

2. Chromosome

Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life.

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

3. Jejune

Not interesting; dull:

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

4. Quasar

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.

Division into ordered groups or categories.

Of or relating to a holding of something in trust for another.

An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.

5. Tempestuous

Tumultuous; stormy.

A system of names used in an art or science:

The basic unit of currency among participating European Union countries.

To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.

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