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 

E. COLI

DEFINITION:
Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
0, 2018 at 7:00 pm Reaction to federal health officials’ warning of a new E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce was swift Tuesday afternoon at the Mellow Mushroom on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.
The Denver Post, 11/26/2018

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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. Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

classify

jargon

influence

aptitude


2. Different from one another; of different kinds or sorts

various

emerge

translucent

observe


3. Bizarre, strange

observe

bluff

outlandish

jabber


4. To make happy, cheer up.

degree

exhilarate

affect

fragrance


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

topic

egregious

apprehensive

replenish


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