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 

OUTLANDISH

DEFINITION:
Something bizarre or ridiculously out-of-the-ordinary. Very odd, strange, or peculiar; fantastic.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
At first, the question about the scam, as it was posed to Healy earlier this month, seemed too outlandish to be true.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 10/21/2019

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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. A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

document

falter

concoction

multitude


2. To completely engage the attention of.

multitude

waver

engross

significance


3. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

similar

impending

influence

subside


4. The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

element

momentum

analogy

eavesdrop


5. The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

current

muster

source

pertinent


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