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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. Rainforest

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

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


2. Parasite

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

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

To have a great ambition or ultimate goal

One who habitually takes advantage of the generosity of others without making any useful return.


3. Heritage

Being without or almost without hope

A disorderly commotion or disturbance.

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.


4. Quota

Having or demonstrating enthusiasm

The distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year.

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

A proportional part or share.


5. Tempo

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

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A prohibition by a government on certain or all trade with a foreign nation

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace


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