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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. Protagonist

A cult or religious movement, a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

Using or marked by the use of few words; terse or concise.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


2. Vaccine

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas or both, visible as luminous patches or areas of darkness


3. Malignant

A member of an irregular, usually indigenous military or paramilitary unit operating in small bands in occupied territory to harass and undermine the enemy

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

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.


4. Analogy

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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.

Similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar.

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


5. Toxin

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

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.


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