Words in the News

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 

SEDIMENT

DEFINITION:
Material that settles to the bottom of a liquid. Solid fragments of inorganic or organic material that come from the weathering of rock and are carried and deposited by wind, water, or ice.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
sediments, riverbanks and floodplains from Kalamazoo to Lake Michigan are contaminated with toxic waste from paper mills that once dotted the river from Kalamazoo to Otsego.
The Detroit News, 05/01/2017

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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. Brief, concise, to the point.

terse

swagger

circumference

monotonous


2. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

furtive

ignite

except

reflection


3. Natural ability to acquire knowledge or skill.

reflection

commotion

aptitude

concoction


4. To make smaller.

diminish

destination

unsightly

topic


5. Existing or occurring at the moment.

unsightly

topic

precipice

current


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