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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 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. classify

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

To identify by or divide into classes; to categorize.

The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

What something does or is used for.


2. effect

A pleasant smell or odour.

The result or outcome of a cause.

The quantity of motion of a moving body; the impetus gained by a moving object

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


3. contributions

A gift or payment to a common fund or collection.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

The power to affect, control or manipulate something or someone; the ability to change the development of fluctuating things such as conduct, thoughts or decisions.

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


4. recluse

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

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

Hidden, secret

Scattered fragments, typically of something wrecked or destroyed


5. serenity

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

To influence or alter.


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