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 

EPIDEMIOLOGIST

DEFINITION:
An epidemiologist is a doctor who specializes in the patterns of diseases that spread between people.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
All of the victims were adults, chief epidemiologist Jawaid Asghar said.
The Dallas Morning News, 01/22/2018

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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. Subject; theme; a category or general area of interest.

detail

scarcity

topic

specimen


2. A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

brandish

persistent

compromise

sociable


3. To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

contributions

various

construct

banish


4. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

fragrance

exasperation

vigilant

deft


5. To completely engage the attention of.

debris

illuminate

scurry

engross


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