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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. Rainforest

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

Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective.

To condescend to give or grant

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

2. Polygon

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

A closed plane figure bounded by three or more line segments.

The right or privilege of voting; franchise.

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

3. Sacrifice

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

Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

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

Any of various nonplacental mammals, including kangaroos, opossums, bandicoots, and wombats, found principally in Australia and the Americas.

4. Phloem

The distribution of energy emitted by a radiant source, arranged in order of wavelengths.

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

To honor the memory of with a ceremony

The food-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting of sieve tubes, fibers, parenchyma, and sclereids.

5. Malignant

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

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

An embankment built to prevent flooding

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit

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