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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

OBSTRUCTING

DEFINITION:
Hindering from passage, action, or operation; to block or close up.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Klein was arrested Thursday in Virginia and faces charges including obstructing Congress and assaulting officers using a dangerous weapon.
The Tampa Bay Times, 03/08/2021

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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. Anything that assures a certain outcome.

acquire

brandish

guarantee

commotion


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

egregious

similar

source

degree


3. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

jut

furtive

except

obscure


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

evidence

chronological

destination

malleable


5. To follow a winding course

circumference

meander

luminous

subside


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