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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. Jovial

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.


2. Bandolier

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

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. Bizarre

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

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

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


4. Quandary

A person with masterly skill or technique in the arts.

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

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


5. Salmonella

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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

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


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