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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

EMERGE

DEFINITION:
To come forth into view or notice, as from concealment or obscurity. To become known.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Defense lawyers in Wisconsin have said the success or failure of a courtroom self-defense claim could hinge on questions about the teen’s actions before he fired and details that have yet to emerge.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/28/2020

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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 extent to which something matters; importance

obstacles

analogy

translucent

significance


2. Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

muster

various

aplomb

jabber


3. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

headway

materialize

reference

compose


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

ominous

deft

banish

apprehensive


5. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

banish

apprehensive

unsightly

reflection


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