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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 

EQUITABLE

DEFINITION:
Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

Words in the News Quiz
5 High 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. The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

Nadir

Filibuster

Bellicose

Detritus


2. Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Unctuous

Irony

Notarize

Chromosome


3. Of the same or similar nature or kind

Homogeneous

Vacuous

Moiety

Gerrymander


4. To proceed completely around:

Gerrymander

Sanguine

Circumnavigate

Respiration


5. To endow with the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote.

Enfranchise

Diffident

Totalitarian

Facetious


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