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 

UNSOLICITED

DEFINITION:
Not requested or invited; unwelcome.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
It was an unsolicited copy of The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet with ties to a cult-like Chinese spiritual group called Falun Gong, whose leader has claimed he can levitate and perform healing miracles.
The Denver Post, 11/11/2019

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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. To bump into or brush against while in motion.

ensure

waft

debris

jostle


2. 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.

degree

element

recluse

accomplish


3. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

repugnant

jabber

somber

relationship


4. Enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

unsightly

circumference

aplomb

gusto


5. To clarify or make something understandable

current

zeal

illuminate

imperious


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