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 

DETENTION

DEFINITION:
Confinement or imprisonment, usually for a short time.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
A push to ban privatized immigration detention centers across Illinois is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/20/2019

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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. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

repugnant

uncanny

function

quell


2. To make stable or firm; to confirm.

quell

brandish

establish

misgivings


3. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

habitation

serenity

defiance

analyze


4. Self-confidence; poise; composure.

defiance

analyze

egregious

aplomb


5. A small hill or mound.

knoll

boundary

minority

symbolism


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