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 

OUTLIER

DEFINITION:
Something that lies outside the main body or group that it is a part of. Someone who stands apart from others of his or her group, as by differing behavior or beliefs.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.
The Boston Globe, 10/14/2019

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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. Assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering

frequency

imperious

evidence

obstacles


2. A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

obstacles

similar

various

counter


3. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

swagger

method

analyze

abolish


4. An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

detail

conclude

impending

specimen


5. A feeling of contempt or scorn.

disdain

dismal

replenish

analogy


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