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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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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 deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

exasperation

debris

sabotage

malleable


2. To finish successfully

accomplish

kindle

jabber

grueling


3. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

jabber

grueling

headway

persistent


4. The extent to which something matters; importance

materialize

precipice

topic

significance


5. 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.

element

outlandish

serenity

swarm


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