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 

PARCHED

DEFINITION:
Extremely dry because of hot weather or drought.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Patches of parched landscape have caused once-green golf courses to close and limited golf cart use, the Greeley Tribune reported.
The Denver Post, 02/18/2019

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. An opponent or rival.

restitution

adversary

cause

persistent


2. To come into view.

specimen

multitude

emerge

compromise


3. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

headway

waver

contributions

analyze


4. Capable of doing many things competently

analyze

tactic

barricade

versatile


5. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

obstacles

meticulous

relationship

foresight


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions