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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 

LOCKDOWN

DEFINITION:
A security measure taken during an emergency to prevent people from leaving or entering a building.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The lockdown alarm had sounded just before the end of the day and there had been no announcement that there would be a drill.
The Denver Post, 04/22/2019

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

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

A glowing piece of coal or wood.


2. egregious

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

To set fire to (something), to light (something)

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

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


3. recuperate

An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

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

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.


4. compose

To make something by merging parts.

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

The extent to which something matters; importance

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.


5. defiance

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

A state of confused and noisy disturbance


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