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 

INTERACTION

DEFINITION:
The action or influence of people, groups, or things on one another.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Federal, state and local law enforcement were already aware of Reinking, 29, "due to previous interactions," police spokesman Don Aaron said.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal, 04/23/2018

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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 may be possible; a possibility

interdependence

potential

defiance

dismal


2. Having an unvarying tone or pitch

dismal

ominous

convey

monotonous


3. Bizarre, strange

outlandish

obstacles

terse

uncanny


4. To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

acquire

kindle

barricade

knoll


5. The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

knoll

debris

persistent

frequency


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