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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 


Characterized by fairness; just and right; impartial; unbiased.

The plan “is designed to provide an equitable distribution across the state with priority access going to our most vulnerable populations, front-line health care workers and first responders who directly interact with and treat COVID patients, as well as staff and residents in long-term care facilities," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus news briefing.
The Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2020

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. contortion

A form of acrobatic display which involves the dramatic bending and flexing of the human body.

Allowing light to pass through but diffusing it

Something that impedes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress

A thing that is granted, esp. in response to demands.

2. conclude

What something does or is used for.

To end, to come to an end.

Watchful, especially for danger or disorder; alert; wary

Emitting light; glowing brightly

3. persistent

The brink of a dangerous situation.

To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

The system of production and distribution and consumption.

4. narrate

A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

Speech or language that is incomprehensible or unintelligible; gibberish.

To relate a story or series of events by speech or writing.

To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.

5. except

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

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

Bizarre, strange

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