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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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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. dispel

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

A bold, or arrogant strut.

The source or reason of an event or action

To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish.


2. banish

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

To influence or alter.

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries


3. somber

Salty or slightly salty, as a mixture of fresh and sea water, such as that found in estuaries

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.


4. destination

The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.

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

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

Brief, concise, to the point.


5. chronological

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

Brief, concise, to the point.

Anticipating something with anxiety or fear.

In order of time from the earliest to the latest


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