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 

WINDCHILL

DEFINITION:
The apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Forecasters said windchills could drop as low as 30 degrees below zero Sunday night through Monday morning.
The Boston Globe, 01/21/2019

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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. A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

adversary

effect

contortion

materialize


2. Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, esp. information.

document

recuperate

jabber

analyze


3. The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

relationship

reflection

acquire

value


4. A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

pertinent

swarm

contributions

cause


5. To refill; to renew; to supply again or to add a fresh quantity.

replenish

emerge

foresight

waft


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