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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. Respiration

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

To show servile deference.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

2. Tectonic

Belonging to the period before a war, especially the American Civil War.

To proceed completely around:


A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:

3. Kinetic

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

Logical incongruity

4. Suffragist

Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units,

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Not interesting; dull:

5. Temblor

The lowest point

A dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or herself or reveals his or her thoughts without addressing a listener.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

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