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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 

SKYWAY

DEFINITION:
An enclosed aerial walkway connecting two buildings. Also, a route used by airlines or an elevated highway.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
That implication, that Minneapolis would be better off without its skyways, sparked intense debate.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 04/24/2017

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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. Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

imperious

unsightly

meander

symbolism


2. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

meander

symbolism

accomplish

materialize


3. Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

acquire

evidence

significance

recluse


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

primarily

brackish

clarify

stamina


5. To notice or view, especially carefully or with attention to detail.

falter

serenity

observe

meticulous


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