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 

GROUNDWORK

DEFINITION:
To do work in preparation for work that will be done later; preparation made beforehand.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Pence served as Donald Trump’s vice president and since his former boss’ electoral defeat in November has seemingly been laying the groundwork for a potential White House run.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 06/21/2021

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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 make sure or certain of something (usually some future event or condition).

ensure

somber

serenity

weather


2. To build or form something by assembling parts.

serenity

weather

cunning

construct


3. To clarify or make something understandable

conclude

diminish

element

illuminate


4. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

specimen

gusto

reduce

zeal


5. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

reduce

zeal

scarcity

recuperate


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