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 

ANTHROPOMORPHIC

DEFINITION:
Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

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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 brink of a dangerous situation.

oppose

precipice

multitude

subside


2. An inadequate amount of something; a shortage

subside

method

engross

scarcity


3. Tending to socialize or be social; friendly; inviting; congenial.

minority

bluff

symbolism

sociable


4. 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.

grueling

majority

disdain

element


5. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

frequency

furtive

guarantee

primarily


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