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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 


Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

To the needle-averse, voluntarily shelling out more than a hundred bucks so that a nurse can hook you up with an IV bag loaded with saline solution and vitamins you could buy in chewable form may sound extreme.
The Denver Post, 06/17/2019

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. Vacillate

To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another.

A picture or decorative design made by setting small colored pieces, as of stone or tile, into a surface.

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

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

2. Bizarre

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

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

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

3. Yacht

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity.

Any of various relatively small sailing or motor-driven vessels used for pleasure cruises or racing.

In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.

4. Recede

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

5. Hieroglyphic

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

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.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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