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 

INCITEMENT

DEFINITION:
The encouragement of another person to commit a crime.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Sources told ABC News that Trump watched the impeachment proceedings on television and grew angry as he witnessed former supporters, including House GOP leaders Liz Cheney and Kevin McCarthy, support the charge of “incitement of insurrection” or blame the president directly for the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 01/18/2021

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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 sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

circumference

waver

area

current


2. To bump into or brush against while in motion.

current

acquire

narrate

jostle


3. In order of time from the earliest to the latest

degree

chronological

source

stamina


4. Obvious or easy to notice.

exhilarate

oppose

conspicuous

observe


5. A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

interdependence

counter

scurry

dispel


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