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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. Antibody

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy


2. Salmonella

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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


3. Recede

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark


4. Tranquility

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.


5. Strategy

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

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.


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