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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 

PARASITE

DEFINITION:
An organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
As parasites, they invade bacterial cells and use their machinery to replicate, destroying bacteria in the process.
The Dallas Morning News, 06/25/2018

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. Voracious

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 preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.

A rebirth or revival.


2. Immune

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

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


3. Spectrum

To condescend to give or grant

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

Having a backbone or spinal column.

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.


4. Kilometer

A grotesque ornamental figure or projection.

A schedule of prices or fees.

One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother.

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).


5. Hieroglyphic

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

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.

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

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


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