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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 

PAROCHIAL

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

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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 Middle School 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. Heritage

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables


2. Bizarre

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


3. Vertebrate

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.


4. Cower

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

To cringe in fear


5. Exult

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

Self-examination.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


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