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 

COHERENT

DEFINITION:
Orderly; logically connected; consistent.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
“He was very coherent,” Hamilton said.
The Denver Post, 06/18/2018

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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

pristine

sociable

significance

classify


2. To end, to come to an end.

tactic

primarily

jabber

conclude


3. More than half (50%) of some group

jut

majority

source

weather


4. Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

weather

current

outlandish

vigilant


5. To cause to float easily or gently through the air

materialize

waft

aptitude

dismal


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