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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 


Characterized by percussion; caused by or related to the action of striking or pounding something.

Enter the huge building that houses the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute at the Colorado School of Mines, walk past the massive tunnel-boring machine, rotary and percussive drills, and you’ll get a glimpse of the new frontier of development — space resources.
The Denver Post, 03/18/2019

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. restitution

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

Dependent on each other

A process of compensation for losses.

2. defiance

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

The line that bounds a circle or other two-dimensional figure.

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

3. persistent

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

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

Timid, fearful, overly cautious

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

4. recuperate

Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

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

Quick and neat in action; skillful.

5. stamina

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

To follow a winding course

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

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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