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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 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 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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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. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

element

analogy

reference

chronological


2. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

reduce

foresight

sabotage

barricade


3. Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed

sabotage

barricade

obstacles

debris


4. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

recuperate

furtive

primarily

reflection


5. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

topic

recluse

ignite

momentum


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