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 

REPERTOIRE

DEFINITION:
A list or supply of the dramas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The story of his immigrant parents, the poetry recitations and the historical references have been part of Blagojevich’s repertoire since his earliest days in politics.
The Chicago Tribune, 02/24/2020

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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. Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

analogy

gusto

impact

various


2. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

habitation

vigilant

jut

contributions


3. To set fire to (something), to light (something)

disdain

impending

ignite

potential


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

analyze

reflection

significance

document


5. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

tactic

convey

aptitude

weather


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