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 


A statement or an account describing something.

Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn’t provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the car he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, 06/26/2017

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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. jabber

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

The extent to which something matters; importance

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.

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

2. waver

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

Timid, fearful, overly cautious

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

3. interdependence

Dependent on each other

A pleasant smell or odour.

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

4. frequency

The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

To make smaller.

A mixture of various ingredients or elements.

5. recuperate

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

More or most likely to be exposed to the chance of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

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