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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. Stereotype

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

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

The repetition of the same sounds or of the same kinds of sounds at the beginning of words or in stressed syllables

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


2. Vaccine

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

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

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

A poisonous substance, especially a protein, that is produced by living cells or organisms.


3. Malignant

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

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Harmful, malevolent, injurious. Harmfully cancerous.

A schedule of prices or fees.


4. Antibody

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

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.

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


5. Technique

The main character in a drama or other literary work.

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

The quality or state of being tranquil; serenity.

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


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