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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. boundary

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

To attempt to stop the progression of.

A pleasant smell or odour.

The dividing line or location between two areas.


2. effect

The result or outcome of a cause.

Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

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

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it


3. tactic

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

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care


4. value

To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

Existing or occurring at the moment.

The quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable


5. contributions

To completely engage the attention of.

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

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


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