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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 High 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. Parabola

Characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness.

Warlike in manner or temperament; pugnacious.

To proceed completely around:

A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone.

2. Notarize

Lacking social polish; tactless.

To certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts.

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

3. Incontrovertible

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary

An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.

Tumultuous; stormy.

Impossible to dispute; unquestionable

4. Nonsectarian

An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.

Not limited to or associated with a particular religious denomination.

Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

5. Hemoglobin

The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

To make an accusation against.

To repeat in concise form. To make a summary.

The iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates.

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