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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

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

A schedule of prices or fees.

Sharing the same opinions or views; being in complete harmony or accord.

2. Bamboozle

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

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

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

3. Boisterous

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

4. Introspection

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.


A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

5. Jovial

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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