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 

INSULIN

DEFINITION:
Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, 05/27/2019

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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. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

cunning

clarify

bluff

scarcity


2. To waver or be unsteady.

bluff

scarcity

concoction

falter


3. Displeasing to the eye

current

specimen

unsightly

reference


4. To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

document

waver

convey

boundary


5. Exceptional, conspicuous, outstanding, most usually in a negative fashion.

deft

egregious

degree

oppose


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