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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 

SALINE

DEFINITION:
Consisting of or containing salt. A saline solution, is a mixture of sodium chloride in water and has a number of uses in medicine.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
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. Inference

The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.

A form of a verb that in some languages, such as English, can function independently as an adjective.

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

An ammunition belt, worn over the shoulder, having loops or pockets for cartridges.


2. Stereotype

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

Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt.

A proportional part or share.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.


3. Chronology

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant

The arrangement of events in time

Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder


4. Boycott

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

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

To abstain from or act together in abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with as an expression of protest or disfavor or as a means of coercion

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


5. Heritage

The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.

A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.

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

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


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