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 

METEOROLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

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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. Dependent on each other

persistent

luminous

interdependence

scarcity


2. Hidden, secret

recluse

effect

reflection

habitation


3. To follow a winding course

reflection

habitation

conspicuous

meander


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

translucent

current

symbolism

attentive


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

misgivings

serenity

momentum

analogy


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