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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. Quarantine

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

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


2. Divulge

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

To proclaim publicly

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.


3. Yacht

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


4. Heritage

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

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.


5. Solstice

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.


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