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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 

INSULIN

DEFINITION:
Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday.
The Denver Post, 05/27/2019

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. Exponent

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

An unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen.

One that speaks for, represents, or advocates

The main character in a drama or other literary work.


2. Salmonella

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

A rebirth or revival.

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder

Any of several rod-shaped bacteria, of the genus Salmonella, that cause food poisoning and other diseases.


3. Jaunty

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

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

To take in by elaborate methods of deceit


4. Vacillate

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

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

A Y-shaped protein on the surface of B cells that is secreted into the blood or lymph in response to an antigenic stimulus

The branch of biology that deals with animals and animal life, including the study of the structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.


5. Eclectic

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

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

To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive

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


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