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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 

PAROCHIAL

DEFINITION:
Of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes. Of or relating to parochial schools.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
He’s also learned what to do in the event that an armed intruder shows up at the North Center parochial school, which recently spent nearly $90,000 on a security system designed to quickly notify police if an active shooter is on church or school premises.
The Chicago Tribune, 09/17/2018

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. Yacht

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.


2. Marsupial

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold


3. Recede

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

A schedule of prices or fees.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark


4. Renegade

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

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

Incorrectness of reasoning or belief

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.


5. Alliteration

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

Either of two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.

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

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


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