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 

PROMENADE

DEFINITION:
A paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Gunfire erupted Friday morning near the Third Street promenade in Santa Monica when a guard carrying money from an armored truck shot at a man armed with a knife who police say tried to rob him.
The Los Angeles Times, 08/19/2019

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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. To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

precipice

pristine

illuminate

replenish


2. To move or swing a weapon back and forth, particularly if demonstrating skill.

contributions

disdain

brandish

current


3. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

observe

circumference

vulnerable

swarm


4. A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

specimen

defiance

furtive

analogy


5. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

effect

ominous

potential

conspicuous


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