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 phrase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to its overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

UNITY

DEFINITION:
A condition of harmony; the quality or state of being made one

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
I know speaking of unity can sound to some like a foolish fantasy these days.
The San Jose Mercury News, 01/25/2021

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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. Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

misgivings

current

uncanny

convey


2. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

subside

ominous

pertinent

various


3. Connection or association; the condition of being related.

relationship

bluff

observe

egregious


4. A long flat-topped fixture in a store or bank across which business is conducted with customers.

counter

fragrance

affect

similar


5. Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

value

somber

quell

gusto


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