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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 


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

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. Paradigm

Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid.

Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance.

A set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning.

2. Ziggurat

Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.

A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

To make an accusation against.

3. Nihilism

The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.

A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

4. Loquacious

A product of disintegration, destruction, or wearing away; debris.

To bring under control; conquer.

A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertilized egg.

Very talkative; garrulous.

5. Photosynthesis

Extremely rapid, hasty, or abrupt; precipitate.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source.


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