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 

IMPROMPTU

DEFINITION:
Made or done without previous preparation;suddenly or hastily prepared;improvised.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The order even allows liquor stores and recreational cannabis dispensaries to remain open for business should the second week of impromptu homeschooling create an essential need.
The Chicago Tribune, 03/23/2020

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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 relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

stamina

obstacles

compromise

analogy


2. Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

gusto

furtive

weather

headway


3. Important with regards to (a subject or matter); relevant

conspicuous

pertinent

kindle

recuperate


4. To end, to come to an end.

conclude

serenity

relationship

outlandish


5. Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

repugnant

grueling

eavesdrop

contortion


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