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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

DEFINITION:
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.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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 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. Renegade

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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


2. Cower

To cringe in fear

A schedule of prices or fees.

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

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


3. Tundra

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

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

One that takes in everything available, as with the mind.

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


4. Guru

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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


5. Bizarre

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

Strikingly unconventional and far-fetched in style or appearance; odd

An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant


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