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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 

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

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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. Suffrage

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

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

A proportional part or share.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.


2. Sacrifice

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

The arrangement of events in time


3. Boisterous

A state of uncertainty or perplexity.

Having a backbone or spinal column.

Relating to a system of writing, such as that of ancient Egypt, in which pictorial symbols are used to represent meaning or sounds or a combination of meaning and sound.

Loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline


4. Accentuate

To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.

A schedule of prices or fees.

To stress or emphasize; intensify


5. Unanimous

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).

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

The act of resting or the state of being at rest.

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


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