Boston Herald in Education provides free newspapers and curriculum to schools through sponsor and reader donations.
Generate your own quiz 

Select a grade level

 Elementary
 Middle School
 High School

Select a quiz type

 By words    By Definitions

How many questions?

 5  10  15  20 Questions



 

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 

RIPTIDE

DEFINITION:
A particularly strong tidal current. A rip current which may carry a swimmer offshore (the term rip tide used in this sense is a misnomer).

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Mariners are urged to take caution as Hurricane Jose causes high seas and potentially dangerous riptides off Cape Cod and Nantucket, the National Weather Service said.
The Boston Globe, 09/18/2017

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. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.

circumference

bluff

subside

scurry


2. Timid, fearful, overly cautious

abolish

meticulous

recuperate

infer


3. To clarify or make something understandable

cause

illuminate

obscure

destination


4. To cause to float easily or gently through the air

destination

unsightly

brandish

waft


5. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

narrate

sabotage

persistent

brackish


Get more Quizzes 

 Elementary School    Middle School   High School  

 By Word     By Definition    5  10  15  20 Questions

©2017 Boston Herald in Education and Online Publications Inc. and NIEonline.com