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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 

DEPLOYMENT

DEFINITION:
The placement or arrangement (as of military personnel or equipment) in position for a particular use or purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
When Deonte Haynes and roughly 700 Minnesota soldiers left for Fort Hood, Texas, in October, their deployment seemed relatively low risk — even though they were headed toward one of the most volatile parts of the world.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 01/13/2020

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. vigilant

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

Brief, concise, to the point.


2. weather

Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

Brief, concise, to the point.

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

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


3. reference

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

The extent to which something matters; importance

A measurement one can compare to.

The source or reason of an event or action


4. uncanny

Dependent on each other

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

The brink of a dangerous situation.

Strange or mysterious, esp. in an unsettling way


5. element

Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

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


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