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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. Tumult

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

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.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


2. Protagonist

A proportional part or share.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion


3. Camouflage

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

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

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


4. Divulge

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

To proclaim publicly

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.


5. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

Of, relating to, or occurring in the night

To cringe in fear

Having a backbone or spinal column.


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