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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 


Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Orthography

Of or relating to money

The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

Noninterference in the affairs of others.

2. Metamorphosis

A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function.

The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing.

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane.

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

3. Quotidian

Everyday; commonplace.

To renounce under oath; forswear.

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Of the same or similar nature or kind

4. Totalitarian

A form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life,

Not interesting; dull:

A diligent, dependable worker.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

5. Ziggurat

A diligent, dependable worker.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

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.

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