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 

DEPLOYMENT

DEFINITION:
The placement or arrangement (as of military personnel or equipment) in position for a particular use or purpose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
When Deonte Haynes and roughly 700 Minnesota soldiers left for Fort Hood, Texas, in October, their deployment seemed relatively low risk — even though they were headed toward one of the most volatile parts of the world.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 01/13/2020

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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. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

zeal

illuminate

cunning

scurry


2. Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

tactic

pertinent

convey

jargon


3. A measurement one can compare to.

reference

source

precipice

defiance


4. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

precipice

defiance

repugnant

clarify


5. Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

attentive

diminish

obstacles

eavesdrop


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