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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 

PALSY

DEFINITION:
Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
In his third season doing TV play-by-play for the White Sox, Jason Benetti has become a familiar figure to the baseball community, as have his cerebral palsy and the distinct limp that goes with it.
The Chicago Tribune, 05/21/2018

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. Random

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


2. Levee

An embankment built to prevent flooding

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


3. Silhouette

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.


4. Malignant

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

To proclaim publicly

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


5. Spectrum

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

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


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