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Words in the News

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

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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. Chronology

A treeless area between the icecap and the tree line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

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

The arrangement of events in time


2. Enthusiastic

To condescend to give or grant

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

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

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


3. Wretched

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.


4. Analogy

A fungus, usually of the class Ascomycetes, that grows symbiotically with algae,

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


5. Voracious

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.


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