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 

INSURRECTION

DEFINITION:
An act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
he president also threatened to invoke the insurrection Act of 1807 to deploy federal troops to quell the protests.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 06/08/2020

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

ignite

symbolism

various

destination


2. Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

circumference

sociable

uncanny

function


3. More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

vulnerable

pertinent

counter

jut


4. Of a central nature, first and foremost

element

primarily

serenity

jabber


5. A particular geographic region.

area

compromise

recluse

hasten


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