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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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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. The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

oppose

compromise

habitation

serenity


2. One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

similar

multitude

misgivings

element


3. Quick and neat in action; skillful.

scarcity

defiance

deft

accomplish


4. To overpower; to subdue; to put down.

interpret

quell

concoction

repugnant


5. A pleasant smell or odour.

barricade

fragrance

topic

adversary


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