Yak’s Corner
A print and online children’s news magazine published on 30 Thursdays from September through May for Michigan kids ages 6-13. Each eight-page issue is filled with educational and entertaining stories about places, people and events in Michigan and around the world. The Yak’s Corner online page also includes “Yaktivities” for each issue, a Yak Art Gallery, student writing and more.
Download the current issue.
Visit the Yak's Corner page.

e-Edition Subscribers Sign in Here:

Lesson Navigation:

Cartoons | Front Page | Geography | Green Room | History | Lessons | Pulse | Quiz | Space Place | Video | Vocab

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.
Generate your own quiz
Select a grade level
 Elementary
 Middle School
 High School
Select a quiz type
 By words
 By Definitions
Select how many questions
5   10   15   20  

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

destination

banish

impact

primarily


2. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

impact

primarily

bluff

subside


3. A process of compensation for losses.

foresight

restitution

vigilant

specimen


4. Anything that may be possible; a possibility

potential

affect

waver

evidence


5. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

similar

recuperate

sociable

function


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions

This Week's Word In The News 

RESCIND

DEFINITION:
To make void; repeal or annul. To invalidate by a later action or a higher authority.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Last month, the Lee County School Board approved a moratorium on all state-mandated tests — a vote it later rescinded after learning the school district could lose millions of dollars in state funding.
The Miami Herald, 09/22/2014