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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 


Paralysis, generally partial, whereby a local body area is incapable of voluntary movement.

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. Tariff

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

A schedule of prices or fees.

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.

2. Recede

Being without or almost without hope

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

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

A person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.

3. Salmonella

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

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

4. Spectrum

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

5. Antibody

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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

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