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 

APPRECIATIVE

DEFINITION:
Showing appreciation or gratitude.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“I want them to be appreciative,” Trump said Friday after the White House announced that he would be using the powers granted to him under the Korean War-era Defense Production Act to try to compel auto giant General Motors to produce ventilators.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 03/30/2020

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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. A large or dense group of insects, esp. flying ones.

destination

swarm

versatile

waver


2. To start (a fire) or light (a torch).

waver

cunning

document

kindle


3. Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

gusto

eavesdrop

scarcity

scurry


4. The force or energy of a collision of two objects.

scurry

brackish

impact

majority


5. The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

similar

jabber

influence

source


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