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 

PAROCHIAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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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. Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

symbolism

unsightly

illuminate

dispel


2. A bold, or arrogant strut.

illuminate

dispel

exasperation

swagger


3. A measurement one can compare to.

conclude

reference

current

except


4. Of a central nature, first and foremost

primarily

luminous

vulnerable

compromise


5. To bring down the size, quantity, value or intensity of something; to diminish, to lower, to impair.

detail

reduce

area

ominous


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