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 

NONSENSICAL

DEFINITION:
Conceived or made without regard for reason or reality; foolish, senseless, fatuous, or absurd.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Willmeng is suing the 546-bed hospital to get his job back, saying his actions were compelled by personal safety, and the policy behind his May 8 firing was nonsensical.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 08/10/2020

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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. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

source

recuperate

symbolism

analyze


2. Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

fragrance

convey

commotion

unsightly


3. Deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from explicit statements

pristine

infer

versatile

construct


4. To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.

construct

compose

zeal

clarify


5. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

meander

serenity

knoll

evidence


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