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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. Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

vulnerable

brackish

circumference

majority


2. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

detail

tactic

diminish

adversary


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

serenity

bluff

counter

analogy


4. Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

misgivings

pristine

commotion

engross


5. To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.

classify

dispel

defiance

reduce


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