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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 


Antibiotics are medicines that treat infections by killing bacteria. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria get used to an antibiotic and no longer respond to it.

McDonald’s on Tuesday announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation’s largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.
The Chicago Tribune, 12/17/2018

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. current

Anything that assures a certain outcome.

To follow a winding course

Existing or occurring at the moment.

To hear a conversation one is not intended to hear; to listen in.

2. potential

To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own.

Anything that may be possible; a possibility

Offensive or repulsive; arousing disgust or aversion

An assemblage or display; a gathering, collection of people or things.

3. barricade

A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defense.

To exclude; to specify as being an exception.

One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.

4. recuperate

To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.

To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.

To come into view.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

5. cunning

To come into view.

Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

The dividing line or location between two areas.

Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.

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