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 

OBSTRUCTING

DEFINITION:
Hindering from passage, action, or operation; to block or close up.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Klein was arrested Thursday in Virginia and faces charges including obstructing Congress and assaulting officers using a dangerous weapon.
The Tampa Bay Times, 03/08/2021

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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. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

precipice

similar

restitution

evidence


2. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

terse

recuperate

symbolism

conclude


3. The source or reason of an event or action

affect

cause

disdain

grueling


4. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

frequency

furtive

specimen

materialize


5. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

vigilant

meander

illuminate

jostle


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