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 

ASYLUM

DEFINITION:
A refuge granted by a sovereign state to a person who has been persecuted in their own country.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was intended to provide guidance on the agency’s new interpretation of asylum law, which sought to make it harder for victims of domestic violence or gang violence to qualify for asylum in the U.S.
The Denver Post, 10/22/2018

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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. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

influence

interdependence

accomplish

contributions


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

accomplish

contributions

materialize

waver


3. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

diminish

serenity

reference

egregious


4. Displeasing to the eye

eavesdrop

weather

unsightly

furtive


5. Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

apprehensive

boundary

vigilant

construct


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