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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 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. emerge

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

In order of time from the earliest to the latest

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

To come into view.

2. gusto

The brink of a dangerous situation.

More than half (50%) of some group

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

3. scurry

To make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

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

A pleasant smell or odour.

To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

4. ember

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

5. replenish

To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

Open resistance; bold disobedience.

To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

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