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. Renaissance

A rebirth or revival.

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

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


2. Sect

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


3. Malignant

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal


4. Hologram

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

The pattern produced on a photosensitive medium that has been exposed by holography and then photographically developed.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.


5. Unanimous

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

A dense evergreen forest occupying a tropical region with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches.

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

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.


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