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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 Elementary 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. subside

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects,

To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle

To talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly; to utter gibberish or nonsense.

2. pristine

Make an idea, impression, or feeling known or understandable to someone.

Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied

Connection or association; the condition of being related.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

3. habitation

The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

To move in a quick fashion.

The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

4. barricade

Of a central nature, first and foremost

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

A process by which a task is completed; a way of doing something.

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

5. reflection

An individual instance that represents a class; an example.

The state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.

Exhibiting guilty or evasive secrecy.

The throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it

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