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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 

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

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary 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. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

aptitude

infer

foresight

habitation


2. A small hill or mound.

knoll

unsightly

eavesdrop

symbolism


3. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

eavesdrop

symbolism

impact

similar


4. The smaller number or part, esp. a number that is less than half the whole number

debris

minority

construct

recuperate


5. An individual step, or stage, in any process or scale of values.

recuperate

convey

gusto

degree


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