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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 


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

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

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. somber

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

Facts or observations presented in support of an assertion.

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

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

2. engross

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

To make something by merging parts.

To completely engage the attention of.

A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

3. narrate

Doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

4. stamina

The energy and strength for continuing to do something over a long period of time ; power of sustained exertion, or resistance to hardship, illness etc.

An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something.

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

The extent to which something matters; importance

5. pertinent

Paying attention; noticing, watching, listening, or attending closely.

The extent to which something matters; importance

To end, to come to an end.

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

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